Financial Documents Reveal Cummings’ Wife’s Companies Had Over $250,000 in Overlapping Business

Elijah Cummings

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), continues to face ethics concerns after financial documents show overlapping business between her consulting firm and her nonprofit.

Documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation show that Rockeymoore Cummings’ for-profit consulting firm, Global Policy Solutions LLC, was paid more than $250,000 by her charity, the Center for Global Policy Solutions.

The Daily Caller notes that between 2013 and 2015, the charity paid Rockeymoore Cummings’ for-profit firm “management fees” totaling more than $250,000. Additionally, the nonprofit and for-profit entities had a cost-sharing contract highlighting their joint property, as the two entities are housed at the same address.

As IJR previously reported, Rockeymoore Cummings’ nonprofit faces an IRS complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC). The center alleged that Rockeymoore Cummings may be “self-dealing,” or using the charity for personal benefit.

NLPC highlighted a $1 million federal contract awarded to Rockeymoore Cummings’ consulting firm to oversee the “Leadership for Healthy Communities” program in 2017 — of which Rockeymoore Cummings’ nonprofit was listed as the “national program office.” The NLPC’s Government Integrity Project director, Tom Anderson, told the Washington Examiner that he believed this was “self-dealing,” which is why the IRS complaint was filed.

Although the NLPC’s complaint was focused on Rockeymoore Cummings’ 2017 business transactions and the congressman’s potential influence, Anderson believes the documents obtained by the Daily Caller from 2013 to 2015 show the same illegal behavior.

Anderson told the Caller:

“It’s self-dealing. It’s taking the charity’s resources and turning them into personal profits. IRS law doesn’t allow a charity for this purpose. This isn’t for the public interest, this is for her personal interest. You can’t do that.”

This questionable financial overlap is also concerning considering several companies with business before Cummings’ House Oversight Committee made donations to Rockeymoore Cummings’ nonprofit.

“When a powerful chairman of a committee of the House of Representatives has a wife that is bringing in money from entities with interests before his Committee and she is not providing the transparency mandated by the IRS, there’s a serious problem,” Anderson noted to the Examiner after filing the original IRS complaint.

As IJR previously reported, the husband and wife have denied that there has been any wrongdoing or personal benefit from the overlapping business or Cummings’ position on the House Oversight Committee.

Responses

  1. All of Hillary s puppets are lining there pockets on our tax dollars or underhanded phoney companies. Idiots send them money to get a free pass. Trump much Kinder than I would be right now over this criminal activity. Needs to be stopped now and all involved arrested

  2. I can hear him now, “it was just fine for Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, and donations to the Clinton foundation!” “It’s because I’m black, isn’t it?” Do these people have no common sense basis of right and wrong?

  3. Elijah Cummings and his crooked wife are both lying, hypocrites and grifters. They are both going to prison. They have been caught stealing from a bogus Foundation. She is already going to lose her law license.

  4. Political corruption and it is all too common for long term congressmen and senators.

  5. He has the nerve to judge others.They should be imprisoned

  6. And they’re utterly shameless about it. These people disgust me.

  7. The NGO should have a board of trustees. Who are they? Do they have a Compensation Committee that reviews Rockeymoore Cummings’ performance and approves her compensation?

  8. Wish I could say I’m surprised, and as usual, absolutely NOTHING will be done. Government has become a cesspool.

  9. Busted!!! Well Cummings, bluster your way out of this one.

  10. The cover guy for the IRS targeting scandal does it again

  11. Isn’t this the same idiot senator who thought that if you put more troops on Okinawa it would tip over? How votes these morons in, anyway?

    1. That was Hank Johnson (D-GA). So funny. He was so serious.

  12. I think Congress should be very interested in theses matters

  13. It is called “…pry for play….” Hillary did it for years as a Senator and then Secretary of State. The other name for it is corruption. But the Democrats don’t want to hear about it.

  14. There is so much of this sort of crap that goes on in Washington it’s disgusting. They all find some back-door way to profit off of the taxpayer under the guise of a foundation or a charity.

  15. C’mon y’all. Elijah marched with Dr. King. Just ask him.
    Never mind; he’ll tell you anyway.

  16. Cummings is a crook and all one has to do is visit the slum discrict in Baltikmore that he represents to see the suffering of his constituents…

    1. But they will still vote him or the same in.

      1. Hopefully, more will see the light and Walk Away!

  17. This jerk was elected by misinformed and / or the less educated.

  18. What hypocrites. Again the Democratic leadershig continues to work and develop shady professional business relationships for personal profit. This has to be investigated and prosecuted if warrented. This is for anyone in Congress, be is Democrat, Republican or independet. Drain the swamp and the rivers associated with the swamp.

  19. Typical democrat corruption.
    Nazi Pelosi’s husband has profited greatly from graft from Nazi.

  20. I think it’s been proven the Cummings are crooks and worse. I have been an officer for nonprofits most of my adult life. These are clear violations of nonprofit law.

  21. This guy is a racist jerk. By the way, where are the spineless Republicans? This is the same guy that had the IRS go after the Tea Party groups. He should be forced out of his chairmanship!

  22. I’m not surprised with this news. Most politicians turn dirty.

  23. I live in Cummings district and he strikes me as being underhanded And when he shows up on TV he has a habit of yelling at pretty much anything or anyone who is saying something that he does not agree with

    1. Grew up in MD during the d’Alesandro era where Nancy learned to be what she is today. And now loud mouthed Cummings another opportunist using his office to become wealthy.

      1. Yeah, D’Alesandro was a piece of work, wasn’t he?
        To be in control of the docks reeks of corruption.

  24. Politicians above the law, ethics violations abound for those that consider themselves the elite.

  25. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats. It never ends. Democrats are quick to accuse others of what they’re guilty of.

  26. Just another crooked dishonest politician and his greedy family. Another reason for term limits.

  27. Please apply this to the president of the USA, as he “sets the bar”…

  28. What arrogance. This should be fun to watch. Unless of course, as with most liberals who get caught, nothing will come of it.

  29. Cummings should give up being the chairman of that committee and not even be on the committee. He should have been everything squeky cleat. I hope the IRS does investigate.

  30. Cummings is the same guy digging into Trump’s finances! Democrats can’t seem to duck the boomerang when it comes to Trump and it’s driving them insane…I LOVE IT!

  31. Cummings is, and has been, one of the most corrupt democrats in the House. Clearly he and his wife think they are above the law, but they are not. He should be forced to resign along with all the other corrupt democrats in Congress.

  32. So what? African Americans have been “above the law” since the idiotic civil rights movement. Just hope she doesn’t just spit in the face of the judge.

  33. Because he/she are libocrat ‘niggas’ nothing will happen re; Al Sharpton and Charlie Rangel.

  34. Nothing is going to happen, Cummings is dirty but he will get away with it. Already has stated that this is nothing but a political hit job, the accusations of racism soon to follow.

  35. Nothing wrong with any of this. IF anyone thinks there is; then they’re racists and anti-Democrats. Reps. AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Bozo O’Rourke have deliberately violated campaign finance rules and nothing is being done to them because they’re Democrats.

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