A top Democrat was just found dead, and there’s a connection to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The radical congresswoman has some major explaining to do.
According to a June campaign finance report, Rep. Tlaib received a $2,500 donation last month from Michigan businessman George S. Farah Sr. Here’s the problem: Farah has been dead since 2009.
To authenticate that they are the same person, Joe Schoffstall, a journalist for The Washington Free Beacon, searched public records and discovered that the deceased Farah has property with an address that matches the one on the campaign record.
Gisele Farah, his widow, reportedly runs a trust in her husband’s name — this is apparently where the donation came from. However, Kendra Arnold with the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust noted that how the donation is listed is still wrong.
“It is illegal to make a campaign contribution in the name of another person and a campaign must ensure all donor information is reported accurately,” said Arnold.
Schoffstall reached out to Tlaib’s campaign; they did not respond until after his article dropped. “We will amend our campaign records and filings to clarify that the campaign contribution was from Gisele Farah and should be designated under her name,” said the campaign.
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