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Washington Examiner  by Alana Goodman 3/4/2019

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.

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.

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.

PACs are required to disclose how and when funds are spent, including for expenditures like advertisements, fundraising emails, donations to candidates, and payments for events and to vendors.

The private companies to which Chakrabarti transferred the money from the PACs are not subject to these requirements.

The complaint names Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti as respondents. It asks the FEC to investigate and audit the two PACs, saying they were engaged in an "an elaborate scheme to avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures."

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."

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Sounds like a perfect fit for AOC.  I wonder who picked him?
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Sounds like a perfect fit for AOC.  I wonder who picked him?

Are you talking about Satan or the PACistani?

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Washington Examiner  by Alana Goodman 3/4/2019

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.


 

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AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies
by Alana Goodman
 | March 04, 2019 03:34 PM



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.

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.

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Daily Caller FWIW:

Ocasio-Cortez And Her Chief Of Staff ‘Could Be Facing Jail Time’ If Their Control Over PAC Was Intentionally Hidden, Former FEC Commissioner Says
https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/04/ocasio-cortez-justice-democrats/?utm_medium=email

This will be sensationalized but even on the surface, a slush fund, using her boyfriend in this, this sounds worse than usual for campaign violations.  Maybe he will get thrown under the bus.

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It's only illegal if a Republican does it.

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Sounds like a perfect fit for AOC.  I wonder who picked him?
Likely the same Democrat hierarchy that picked the Awan brothers from Pakistan for their abilities to perform subterfuge operations for several members of the Democrat party.
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Another story we won't see in the MSM.
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Yes!  There is your, socialism...always goes to communism. Not much difference, bottom line people below get scr@wed. 
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