The ex-wife of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, claiming that Kirk steered campaign funds to his girlfriend, but hid the payments by steering them through another company.
The ex-wife, Kimberly Vertolli, made headlines during Kirk’s 2010 campaign for the Senate by announcing she would not support Kirk’s candidacy.
Shortly after that, Kirk’s campaign brought her onto the payroll.
But now, according to the Chicago Tribune, Vertolli says that Kirk was also paying the woman that he was seeing pri Vor to his divorce fromertolli, and that he covered up those payments by funneling them through a third-party company.
Kirk is still recovering from a stroke he suffered in January.
A spokesman for the senator calls Vertolli’s complaint groundless and says she is using the complaint to air personal grievances.