Because Omarosa Manigault Newman has managed to enrage both the political right and left in America, very few tears will likely be shed as the public learns she is being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Known mostly by her first name, Omarosa was informed by the feds they are suing the former White House aide after she reportedly failed to file a required financial disclosure report following being fired in 2017, the New York Post reports.
The complaint alleges Omarosa “knowingly and willfully” failed to “file the required public financial disclosure report after her employment terminated with the Executive Office of the President.”
After her termination, the woman who first came to fame on the reality show “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” was reportedly briefed to “file a termination financial disclosure report” within 30 days to comply with the Ethics in Government Act.
After Omarosa allegedly failed to respond to multiple emails from the Justice Department, a White House attorney emailed the reality star after the 30-day deadline passed, to warn her that she will be hit with a $200 late filing fee. She also failed to respond to that, the Post states.
Now the Justice Department wants Omarosa to be charged a fine of $50,000.
Omarosa’s lawyer John Phillips vehemently denies the Justice Department’s charges and tells the New York Post that the White House is carrying out a vendetta after she penned the New York Times bestselling book Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
“The White House chooses to abuse the process and use the Department of Justice to carry out retaliation,” Phillips said. “The lawsuit alleges that Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘knowingly and willfully’ failed to file a report. This is untrue.”