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A conservative watchdog group has filed a complaint with the IRS against the wife of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, claiming that she is violating rules governing the operation of nonprofit organizations.
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who also serves as chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, said in a statement to The Washington Post that the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center was a way to attack her husband. Elijah Cummings chairs the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has been investigating the Trump administration.
Maya Cummings operates a for-profit company, Global Policy Solutions, and a nonprofit called the Center for Global Policy Solutions.
The complaint states that there may not be enough separation between the two organizations, providing her with an "illegal private benefit." The law governing nonprofits requires that they be organized exclusively for charitable purposes, the NLPC argues.