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FEC Complaint: AOC Ran “Subsidy Scheme”

A new Federal Election Commission complaint alleges that socialist darling Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Saikat Chakrabarti, her campaign manager, ran a “subsidy scheme” in violation of campaign finance laws to fund her campaign for Congress. The complaint, obtained by Fox News, alleges that Chakrabarti’s group Brand New Congress LLC undercharged clients, such as Ocasio-Cortez. It could afford to do so because, in turn, it was subsidizing its losses with PAC money from Justice Democrats PAC and Brand New Congress PAC. If true, this is highly illegal and could lead to jail time. We expect more than a few centrist Democrats are quietly wringing their hands at the opportunity to rid themselves of this stain on their party. All the more reason we hope AOC beats the charges; she’s the best gift to conservatives since, well, Hillary.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her campaign manager ran a “subsidy scheme,” according to a new Federal Election Commission complaint that alleges they abused campaign finance laws.

The complaint, filed Wednesday, claims Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her campaign manager, used PAC money funneled through an LLC to “subsidize cheap assistance for Ocasio-Cortez and other candidates at rates far below market value.”

The complaint, obtained by Fox News, alleges Chakrabarti’s group Brand New Congress LLC, which took on Ocasio-Cortez on as a client, was charging clients under market value and subsidizing losses with PAC money; therefore, providing candidates who signed on to the LLC with illegal campaign contributions.

 

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