Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff for socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), resigned suddenly on Friday. He’s under federal investigation for possible campaign finance violations following complaints by the National Legal and Policy Center. From the New York Post: “The two PACs being probed…funneled more than $1 million in political donations into two private companies that Chakrabarti also incorporated and controlled…” This could blow back on AOC with potential allegations of income tax evasion and fraud. Birds of a feather.
Here’s more from The Blaze…
The controversial chief of staff for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who suddenly resigned Friday, is under federal investigation, a new report reveals.
According to the New York Post, the Federal Election Commission is investigating Saikat Chakrabarti for possible campaign finance violations, potentially shedding new light on his sudden departure from Ocasio-Cortez’s office.
The investigation comes after government watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center filed complaints with the FEC in March, alleging Chakrabarti created shell companies to circumvent strict federal guidelines governing PAC finances and disclosure requirements.