Federal Election Commission Complaint Filed Against Ocasio-Cortez

  • 2019-02-27
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Federal Election Commission Complaint Filed Against Ocasio-Cortez

Freshman Representative and known socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently got some bad news. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation a Republican group has filed against the representative.

According to Fox News:

EXCLUSIVE – A Republican group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday alleging that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign may have illegally funneled thousands of dollars through an allied PAC to boyfriend Riley Roberts.

Members of the Washington, D.C.-based Coolidge Reagan Foundation allege in their complaint that when the Brand New Congress PAC (BNC) -- a political arm of Brand New Congress LLC, a company that was hired by Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to run and support her campaign -- paid Roberts for marketing services, it potentially ran afoul of campaign finance law.

“It’s not illegal for [Ocasio-Cortez] to pay her boyfriend, but it appears that they created some sort of scheme to avoid claiming the money [as a campaign expense],” Dan Backer, a D.C.-based attorney who filed the complaint on behalf of the foundation, told Fox News. “What exactly did he do for that money?”

It was first reported last week that the Brand New Congress PAC paid Roberts during the early days of the Ocasio-Cortez campaign. According to FEC records, the PAC made two payments to Roberts – one in August 2017 and one in September 2017 – both for $3,000.

Click here to see the fill complaint.

The complaint essentially means that the group is asking the FEC to look into the matter and determine if a problem exists.

 Source: TTN
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