Elijah Cummings could be in a world of hurt and could be removed from the House before the 2020 elections. His wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, runs two groups. One is a nonprofit called the Center for Global Policy Solutions that is closely intertwined with a second for-profit consulting firm, Global Policy Solutions LLC. The nonprofit received millions of dollars from companies that had business before her husband’s committee. Three news organizations requested the records of the nonprofit. By law, anyone requesting the records of a nonprofit is entitled to seeing the records. The records could prove toxic to her husband. If he favored the companies giving millions to his wife, that would be a pay-for-play scheme.
Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ wife is breaking the law by not revealing financial disclosures about her nonprofit, an uninvolved legal expert told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings runs a nonprofit called the Center for Global Policy Solutions that is closely intertwined with a for-profit consulting firm, Global Policy Solutions LLC. The nonprofit has received millions of dollars from groups with interests before the congressman’s committee, potentially buying them favorable treatment, according to a complaint filed with the IRS by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC).
At least three different groups have requested the forms, and to each, Rockeymoore Cummings has refused, even when told that the law requires it. She refused on the phone to NLPC, and did not answer formal requests to view the forms from the Washington Examiner and TheDCNF.
“Wow. That’s illegal,” Sally Wagenmaker, a Chicago attorney who specializes in nonprofit tax law, told TheDCNF. “It’s interesting and sad. You have the right to get them. The organization absolutely is required to provide the information, so to not do so would appear to be flaunting the law.”
Rockeymoore Cummings did not provide any reasoning for her refusal. The congressman later launched ad hominem attacks at the requesters, saying the Examiner and the NLPC leaned conservative, without explaining how that would negate any potential legal issues.
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