The Post reports that Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama’s late father, donated to Obama’s campaign.
Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Onyango gave Obama’s campaign a total of $265, including several contributions of $5 and $25. The latest recorded contribution, of $5, was on Sept. 19. Only U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, known as green cardholders, can legally contribute to federal presidential campaigns.
“Given the information that has been brought to our attention, the contributions are being refunded,” said Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman. “Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed.”