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Jail possible for Ocasio-Cortez and chief of staff?

Jail possible for Ocasio-Cortez and chief of staff?”

The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transferred more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC - companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday denied violating campaign finance law after a conservative government watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing the Democratic lawmaker and her chief of staff of being part of an "off-the-books operation" to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on candidates previous year.

Her spokesman Corbin Trent told the paper that she made the "list" comment during the meeting.

Republican election attorney Charlie Spies told TheDCNF: "It looks like the campaign and PAC are under common control and the PAC was funding campaign staff and activities as an alter-ego of the campaign committee, which would be a blatant abuse of the PAC rules". "I just don't think that you can really keep a pulse on what's going on in your community if you're not there every weekend". A Latina. And I'm a liberal, a D.S.A. member. The PAC took in $4.6 million. According to Smith, "The admission makes it open and shut if someone wants to file a complaint with the FEC".

"So until you do it, I'm the boss". "Even if it's not knowing and willful, it would be a clear civil violation of the act, which would require disgorgement of the contributions and civil penalties". "But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them insane".

WND reported Monday that contrary to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce "dark money" in politics, her chief of staff funneled more than $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies.

Patrick Moore, the co-founder of the environmentalist group Greenpeace, slammed New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying that the Green New Deal is "completely insane". A separate group filed an FEC complaint about the payments to AOC's boyfriend.

The companies owned by Chakrabarti appear to have been established for the sole goal of hiding how the political donations were used, the Washington Examiner reported.

A typical PAC has to disclose how the funds are used, including all campaign events, advertising, and donations to candidates.

Watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center's Government Integrity Project, which previously had researchers investigating longtime New York Rep. Charles Rangel - a senior lawmaker like the one Ocasio-Cortez knocked off in a primary - named both the lawmaker and her top aide in the complaint.



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