Article by Bryan Howard
March 5, 2019
Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez camp is under hot scrutiny after potentially breaking serious campaign finance laws.According to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) filed Monday, Ocasio-Cortez Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti allegedly funneled over $1 million in political donations to his own private companies. Chakrabrti is the individual who organized and planned everything for the dim witted Ocasio-Cortez.
The Washington Examiner reported, “Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used. The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.”
The Washington Examiner continued, “Campaign finance attorneys described the arrangement as “really weird” and an indication “there’s something amiss.” They said there was no way of telling where the political donations went — meaning they could have been pocketed or used by the company to pay for off-the-books campaign operations.”
The Washington Examiner notes, “Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project, said: “It appears Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her associates ran an off-the-books operation to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thus violating the foundation of all campaign finance laws: transparency.””
These allegations come after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mysteriously changed the pay of her staff workers under the guise of “Living Wage” for all workers. This lowered her top staff members to $80,000 a year, which allows them to avoid public transparency laws. The members will no longer have to disclose outside income, gifts, and stock trading activity.