Report: AOC’s Ex-Chief of Staff Failed to Disclose $1 Million in Expenses

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The campaign of New York Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her former chief of staff failed to report over $1 million in expenses according to recently released Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. A two-year investigation found that AOC’s former chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, funneled $1 million through two political action committees, Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats.

According to The Washington Examiner:

“The FEC has gone after a whole host of people whose violations are dwarfed by the scale of this scheme,” Paul Kamenar, the attorney for the NLPC, said in a statement to the outlet. “It appears to be not prosecutorial discretion, but prosecutorial favoritism.”

The NLPC’s complaint claims that Chakrabarti funneled the money through two political action committees into two organizations, according to the outlet. The money transferred might have been in violation of the $5,000 limit for donations to federal candidates, according to the complaint.

The FEC investigation revealed that the two PACs “did not properly disclose the purpose of the disbursements” to the shell companies.

In response to the findings, the NLPC filed a lawsuit against the federal election integrity organization for failing to provide a reason for dismissing its complaint, according to the outlet.

“It was highly irregular for the FEC to release its statement of reasons after the deadline for us to file suit,” Tom Anderson, the director for the NLPC’s Government Integrity Project, told the outlet.

The FEC’s findings come more than 30 days after the agency voted to dismiss the complaint against Ocasio-Cortez



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Taul
Taul
7 months ago

Rules don’t apply to socialist demorats.

The Old Dog
The Old Dog
7 months ago

What, AOC and her staff possibly helped themselves to some money? I’m shocked, SHOCKED! (On second thought, she can probably get away with it, by claiming stupidity as a defense.

jim
jim
7 months ago

Ho Hum, another corrupt sleazy democrat politician. Nothing to see here…

Christopher Acker
Christopher Acker
7 months ago

How much money does it take for a bar tender to get elected in a small borough of NYC? My guess is about $1000 if that much. Where did the other $999,999 go????

Nancy Cornish
Nancy Cornish
7 months ago

Dismissed the complaint of $1 million being laundered through shell companies? Only a Dem can get away with that. Corruption!!!

Mike Rowley
Mike Rowley
7 months ago

DemocRAT SWAMP at work! VOTE 2022/VOTE Republican only!

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
7 months ago

These crazy democrats have to go,The democrat biden recession is here, interest rates are rising, energy rates are rising, food cost keep rising, inflation is still tising, medical rates are rising, everything cost more, clothing cost more, transportation cost more, get these fxxxing crazy democrats out of office before a total depression happens..tax and spend, tax and spend, enhance your own pockets, fxxx the tax payor, corruption corruption corruption,the new battls cry for these demccrats. the mid terms are almost here vote them out keep them out, they just can’t govern. Look how much money the bidens have made selling American down the drain.

Greg Price
Greg Price
7 months ago

It is fine with me for AOC to remain a bird in the gilded cage, as long as she stays in her cage and far, far away from American politics.

Wedg
Wedg
7 months ago

What else would one expect from the corrupt justice and the demonrats?

BillQ
BillQ
7 months ago

So what ? Things don’t change in Washington nothing will be done and it will get put in the list of other issues that are illegal that never get resolved

Jay
Jay
7 months ago

Are you kidding me??? Just another protect the demo’s just like Clinton…not accountable.
If this was a Republican the left would be calling for punishment!! This loud mouth gets
away with everything!!!! Total BS!!! They will continue to break laws until they are stopped.
The SQUAD above accountability as always !!! She needs to go back to the bar room and
do something she knows, not screwing up our country. Can’t wait till midterms to get rid of
this demo majority….heads need to roll and fairness and equal accountability needs to be
enforced period!! She thinks she is better than everybody….only in her mouth LARGE.

Nancy Portia Barberis
Nancy Portia Barberis
7 months ago

IS THAT WHAT THEY CALL A TWO BIT HO

Gitmo
Gitmo
7 months ago

Kick her out!! Only demorats get by with stealing!

Tom
Tom
7 months ago

When is this country going to face the fact that their beloved Democrats are simply thieves, rapists and murderers?

Donna Calandra
7 months ago

guess the ethics of all government agencies have now proven that they all have NO integrity

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