New Financial Disclosure Reveals Kistner’s Mileage Reimbursement Scheme Made Up 40% of His Reported 2021 Income

Tusday July 19 2022

ICYMI: A 2021 Star Tribune investigation uncovered Kistner’s suspicious and exorbitant mileage reimbursements

Burnsville, MN –– After breaking federal law for 63 days, openly flouting ethics requirements, and being hit with a Department of Justice complaint, Tyler Kistner finally filed a personal financial disclosure yesterday. Kistner’s financial disclosure reveals that nearly 40% of his reported income in 2021 came from payments he took from his own campaign in a shady mileage reimbursement scheme.

Kistner claimed $28,000 in earned income from his consulting firm in 2021, while also pocketing nearly $17,000 in mileage reimbursement payments from his campaign funds.

Last year, a Star Tribune investigation revealed Kistner took shady payments from his own campaign, with numerous ethics experts questioning whether Kistner used his campaign funds for personal benefit. When pressed on his extraordinarily high mileage reimbursements, Kistner refused to release his travel logs to verify the payments he took from his campaign were legitimate.

“After months of hiding his personal finances from Minnesotans, Tyler Kistner’s personal reimbursement scheme looks shadier than ever,” said Angie Craig for Congress campaign manager Wellesley Daniels. “Kistner should explain to his donors why he appears to be using their money to line his pockets.”