In Violation of Federal Law, Kistner Has Still Not Filed His Personal Financial Disclosure Nearly Two Months After the Deadline
Burnsville, MN –– Today, Angie Craig filed a complaint with the Department of Justice against her GOP opponent Tyler Kistner for violating the Ethics in Government Act.
Congressional candidates were required to file a Personal Financial Disclosure by May 16, 2022. Nearly two months after the deadline, Kistner has neglected to file his disclosure, effectively shielding his finances from public view.
According to the House Ethics Committee, “EIGA authorizes the Attorney General of the United States to seek a civil penalty of up to $50,000 against an individual who knowingly and willfully falsifies or fails to file or to report any required information.”
“This lack of transparency is of particular concern to citizens of the 2nd District, given that Kistner’s personal finances are already under public scrutiny,” Craig wrote in her complaint. “I ask that this violation be investigated and that the law be enforced so that the citizens of the 2nd District may better understand a candidate who seeks to represent them in Congress.”
Craig filed her complaint following reporting from the Minnesota Reformer detailing Kistner’s late disclosure.
Last year, a Star Tribune investigation into Kistner’s mileage reimbursements raised questions about his campaign’s spending and financial transparency.
Please find a copy of Craig’s complaint here.