CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Marie Newman (D-Illinois) has only been in office five months – and now she is facing an ethics complaint over an alleged bribe.
This follows a story exposed by CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov last week.READ MORE: Woman Dead After Being Stabbed On South Wacker Drive Downtown
Kozlov reported Newman was being sued by Iymen Chehade, who was considering running as an opponent. He said he signed a contract with Newman, stating that in the event Newman was elected, she would give him a Chief Foreign Policy Advisor position or a similar job.READ MORE: Intoxicated Chicagoan Driver Attempted to Flee Traffic Stop On I-80/94 East, Indiana State Police Say
But they had a falling out, and he was never hired.
Now, a conservative government watchdog group claims that contract is a violation of federal election law.MORE NEWS: At Least 2 Killed, 17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
Newman’s spokesperson said they’re not aware a formal complaint has been filed.