UPDATE: Watchdog Group Asks Maryland AG to Investigate Elijah Cummings and Wife for Improper Use of Charity
In May it was first reported by the Washington Examiner that a charity run by Maya Rockeymoore, the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business before her husband’s committee.
Democrat Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee was in very poor financial condition and heavily in debt due to unpaid child support to three women he had children with — until the last 10 years or so after he married his young, politically connected wife, Maya Rockeymoore.
After the initial accusations Cummings blasted the complaint to the IRS against his wife as “baseless,” and partisan in a statement to Fox News.
“These baseless claims come from a group funded by right-wing mega-donors known for their political hit jobs,” Cummings said in a statement to Fox News. “I am confident that they will be exposed for what they really are – a fabricated distraction from the important work being done on behalf of Americans, such as lowering the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.”
In June Andrew Kerr revealed he obtained the audited financial statements for the charity run by the wife of Elijah Cummings.
The documents reveal Rockeymoore Cummings paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to her for-profit LLC.
I've obtained audited financial statements for the charity run by the wife of House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings.
They show that her charity paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in "management fees" to her for-profit LLC.https://t.co/DYPDaiaqkJ
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) June 6, 2019
On Monday The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust asked the Maryland attorney general to investigate whether Rep. Elijah Cummings and his wife used a charity for improper self-enrichment.
The Washington Examiner reported:
A watchdog group is asking the Maryland attorney general to investigate whether Rep. Elijah Cummings and his wife used a charity for improper self-enrichment, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Washington Examiner.
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, which leans conservative, filed the complaint on Monday against the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a nonprofit organization founded by Cummings’ wife, Maya Rockeymoore.
The complaint asked Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to investigate the financial relationship between the Center for Global Policy Solutions and Rockeymoore’s for-profit consulting firm, Global Policy Solutions LLC.
The similarly named entities shared an address, phone number, projects, funding sources, and had a cost-sharing arrangement that raises questions about a “potentially improper financial benefit to Ms. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and her husband, Representative Elijah Cummings,” the complaint asserts.