UPDATE: Squad member Cori Bush broke the law when she paid her husband with campaign funds

Article originally appeared on www.foxnews.com.

FIRST ON FOX: Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush’s campaign doled out $60,000 in private security payments last year to Cortney Merritts, who she quietly married earlier this month.

Merritts, however, pocketed the security payments despite not having a St. Louis private security license, which is needed to perform security functions in the area, Fox News Digital has discovered. Merritts also received the campaign’s cash as it simultaneously paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a St. Louis security firm and another individual for personal protection.

Fox News Digital filed a public records request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on Monday morning seeking information regarding Merritts’ private security license. In response, a Sunshine Law administrator said there are “no responsive records” relative to the request, and Merritts does not have a current license.

When asked if Merritts ever had a private security license, …

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