Tax questions dog Rep. Omar, Home town paper says “disturbing”
(From The Hill)
The board added that what’s “even more disturbing” is that she and her current husband Ahmed Hirsi filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 — when Omar was still married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
“It’s against the law in Minnesota to file jointly unless one filer is legally married to the other,” the board wrote. “Last year Omar told the Star Tribune that she had married her partner ‘in her faith,’ and had earlier divorced her first husband ‘in her faith.’ That’s fine for religious purposes. But for tax purposes, only civil marriages qualify.”