AOC is DENYING ‘Campaign Finance Violation’ & ‘Dark Money Allegations’…Though FEC says Otherwise

Well, I can’t say anyone is surprised that she would deny it. Even though the FEC complaint indicates otherwise, and if the allegations are in-fact true, the FEC commissioner has said that she could face some serious time. And no “oops” is going to get her out of it, if that’s the case.

Lifezette reported that ‘the Congresswoman insists that she and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, did not break any federal law’

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) insisted on Tuesday that she did not violate any campaign finance laws after a conservative government watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that she and her chief of staff funneled nearly $1 million to his own companies.

Ocasio-Cortez has painted herself as congresswoman who is in touch with her constituents, who is fighting for transparency in government — and who is fighting for accountability against “dark money.

But the Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed a complained with the FEC alleging that Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, orchestrated “an extensive operation to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign spending during the 2018 campaign.”

From Washington Examiner

“Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.”

Daily Mail reported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff is accused of ‘skirting campaign finance laws’ by running PAC that provided $41,108 in services to her election

Watchdog groups have questioned whether congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff skirted campaign finance laws.

Saikat Chakrabarti, 33, founded and ran the Tennessee-based PAC Justice Democrats, which spearheaded Ocasio-Cortez’s run, prior to joining the freshman New York Democrat’s Congressional staff.

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign paid Justice Democrats a total of $41,108.59 for ‘campaign services’ and ‘strategic consulting’ in 2017 and 2018.

Now a report in the New York Post questions whether a PAC can also be a vendor, and points out that PACs can only give $5,000 in services to a campaign. 

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