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Rashida Tlaib Ordered to Repay $10,800 for Ethics Violation

Rashida Tlaib Ordered to Repay $10,800 for Ethics Violation
Rep. Rashida Tlaib. (AP)

By    |   Friday, 07 August 2020 06:29 PM

Rep. Rashida Tlaib violated federal election laws by receiving a campaign salary when she was no longer a congressional candidate and must repay her campaign $10,800 within a year, reports the Detroit News.

Congressional candidates are allowed to draw paychecks from their campaigns, but payments are not allowed during an inactive candidacy.

The House Ethics Committee, however, "did not find that she sought to unjustly enrich herself by receiving the campaign funds at issue."

The congresswoman’s office expressed appreciation that the committee recognized her "good faith efforts to comply with applicable laws and regulations,"

“Rep. Tlaib hopes the Federal Election Commission will issue updated guidance and clarify a well-intended rule that gives candidates like Rep. Tlaib the opportunity to see federal office," the statement from the congresswoman’s office said.

On Monday, Tlaib won her primary election in Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

"Let it be known that in the 13th District, just like in communities across our country, we are done with establishment politics that put corporations first," Tlaib said in a statement after winning her primary.

"If I was considered the most vulnerable member of the Squad, I think it’s safe to say the Squad is here to stay, and it’s only getting bigger."

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