AOC Accused of Violating Campaign Finance Laws

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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) finds herself the target of a new FEC complaint today, this one accusing the progressive firebrand and her multi-millionaire campaign manager of running a “subsidy scheme” in violation of campaign finance laws.

Per Fox News:

The crux of the complaint, which was given exclusively to Fox News in advance of its filing Wednesday, accused Ocasio-Cortez and her campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, of overseeing a “shadowy web” of political action committees (PACs) that allowed them to raise more cash than they could have legally. It also alleged that a limited liability company (LLC) was created to avoid federal expenditure requirements by offering Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic candidates political consulting services at a price so low that the company apparently shut down before the election was even over.

The complaint named Ocasio-Cortez, Chakrabarti (now her chief of staff), the Justice Democrats PAC, the Brand New Congress PAC and Brand New Congress LLC as the overlapping entities that aimed to “subsidize cheap assistance for Ocasio-Cortez and other candidates at rates far below market value.”

Read more at American Action News.