Ocasio-Cortez Hit With FEC Complaint

  • 2019-03-01
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Ocasio-Cortez Hit With FEC Complaint
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Anti-Trump Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has had a complaint filed against her for campaign finance violations.

According to The Daily Wire:

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday alleging that socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) may have illegally funneled money to her boyfriend through an allied PAC.

Fox News reports that the group alleges "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."

The complaint highlighted a report from earlier in February by Luke Thompson, who "published an article entitled 'The Congresswoman Loves the Swamp. Her Wealthy Chief of Staff Used a PAC to Pay Her Boyfriend,' on Medium, which parses FEC records to reveal evidence Ocasio-Cortez funneled money from her official campaign account to her boyfriend, Riley Roberts."

The complaint added: "The timing and amounts of these transactions, the use of two affiliated entities as intermediaries, the vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided, the magnitude of these transactions compared to both the limited funds the campaign had raised at the time and the total amount of its expenditures, and the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley collectively establish reason to believe these transactions may have violated campaign finance law."

Ocasio-Cortez has responded essentially calling these conspiracy theories against her.

 Source: TTN

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