Filner to pay back his Paris tour expenses

Bob Filner’s controversial MEK-funded travel to Paris on June 22 drew lots of criticism during the recent weeks forcing the 70-year-old Democrat to reimburse near $10000 in travel costs.

Describing the event as a “business trip” to bring jobs to the city, Filner took part in the terrorist MEK group’s rally which is organized to celebrate the anniversary of the group’s armed struggle against Iranian civilians in June 1981.

“I have become aware that OIAC’s representations regarding its non-profit status were inaccurate,” said Mayor Filner in a News Release. “For this reason, I will reimburse OIAC for all amounts it paid for my travel expenses to participate in its International Conference in Paris, France, above the $440 gift limit.”

Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) is a front organization for the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization which claims to be a “a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization representing the network of Iranian-American organizations in 38 U.S. States that advocate for democratic change in Iran.”

But as the 10 News reported last week, the Organization of Iranian-American Communities is not listed as a 501(c)(3), according to an IRS spokesperson, and he is not allowed by law to receive more than $440 as gift.

 

 


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