We had the Kennedy seat. Now we’ve got the Cummings seat.
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the wife of deceased politician, Rep. Elijah Cummings, is preparing to run for his seat, on a compelling platform of being his widow and having some interesting financial arrangements.
Meanwhile Rep. Cummings is recently enmeshed in a scandal involving a nonprofit run by Cummings’ wife, which received millions in donations from special interests with business before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform which he chairs. Cummings’ wife’s non-profit paid her for-profit $250,000 in management fees.
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is also the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party.
She’s stepped down from that position to run for the Cummings seat, but will doubtlessly benefit from her connections. And her creative enrichment skills.
Rockeymoore runs two entities, a nonprofit group called the Center for Global Policy Solutions and a for-profit consulting firm called Global Policy Solutions, LLC, whose operations appear to have overlapped, according to the IRS complaint filed by watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center on Monday. The complaint states that the arrangement may have been used to derive “illegal private benefit.”
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’s charity, the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS), paid her for-profit venture, Global Policy Solutions LLC, over $250,000 in “management fees” between 2013 and 2015, according to the charity’s audited financial statements covering those years. The management fees were paid in addition to a cost-sharing agreement where the charity pays for its share of equipment, personnel and other expenditures.
Congress is obviously the perfect place for her.