AOC Risks Congress Expulsion As Investigation Into Financial Scandal Mounts

AOC in Tears

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez In Tears

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) chief of staff moved campaign donations into his private accounts in violation of campaign election laws, according to a conservative ethics organization.

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Wednesday accusing Ocasio-Cortez, her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and several other individuals of violating U.S. election campaign laws.

The NLPC alleges that Ocasio-Cortez and the others named in the complaint diverted nearly a million dollars in campaign donations to the coffers of a for-profit entity operated by Chakrabarti.

The NLPC claims Chakrabarti owns and operates Brand New Congress LLC, which they say spent the funds to support the campaigns of 10 or more congressional candidates. The Washington Examiner notes that the transfers may have constituted a violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act. The law imposes a $5,000 limit on campaign contributions from political organizations.

The right-wing watchdog group alleges that Chakrabarti’s LLC funnelled at least $885,735 from Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and two federal political action committees, Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC.

Exactly how Chakrabarti and the LLC spent the funds is unknown as AOC’s aide did not report the transfers to the FEC, the NLPC says in its complaint. The organization also claims the LLC may have failed to disclose the full amount of campaign donations spent for a number of campaign-related events for Democratic party House candidates, including those organized for Ocasio-Cortez.

Chakrabarti described the LLC’s political purpose as “a single unified presidential-style campaign” for some 400 Democratic candidates.

“We’re looking for people who are good at what they do,” he told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in a 2016 interview.

“Ocasio-Cortez has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure,” Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s government integrity project, said in a statement.

Ocasio-Cortez’s swift rise and outspoken personality make her a prime target for GOP lawmakers and conservative media outlets. Meanwhile, right-wing groups have mounted an unusually aggressive assault on the freshman representative, in whom experts say the Republicans have found a fresh, new face to portray as an existential threat to both conservative values and the Republican political agenda.

In its website, the NLPC describes itself as an organization that “promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action.”

Adapted From The ‘International Business Times

14 thoughts on “AOC Risks Congress Expulsion As Investigation Into Financial Scandal Mounts

  1. The right wing Repukes need to clean their own house first.

    Sounds like this is part the Trump/Russia campaign. We’ve been warned of these tactics.

  2. Hey, get your head out of your a##. If you can’t see that trump is running scared, wait till he’s out of office in 2020. Bet he disappears, rather than go to jail…

    1. Lewis you are dumber than a fucking rock. Demodipshits can’t stand that TRUMP is making america great again. All you fucking asswipes need to grow the fuck up quit being so sensitive giving everyone participation trophies so the don’t cry. Just keep doing what you’re doing , just a matter of time before real Americans start putting bullets in the heads ofworthless pieces of shit like you thanks for listening and GO TRUMP 2020 2024 2028

  3. I for one would really hate to lose the gift that is available each and every time she speaks. And we could bet our last dollar that the left would generate the blame to fall squarely on the Presidents shoulders for this white collar felony that she was the ring leader for. This further proves she is a fraud. This weekend a news publication revealed she was at the border peering through a chain link fence with crocodile tears running down her cheeks watching as children were being tortured at the direction of Donald Trump himself? The only problem there was no children , no fence just two hombres holding up a section of chain link fence. while AOC and her staff put artificial tears in her eyes and rushed her as the day was drawing close to happy hour at Pedro’s Tacos and Cervesas. what a truly class act and hypocrite.

  4. No proof of Trump illegal actions it is just democrats just want him out so they. Can come in and destroy our economy destroy our way of life bring in socialism where we have depend on them for our living so Mexico can have excess to everything for free while we Americans have to struggle through life making ends meet allow people to have a 5 or 6 children while able to work to sit on their buts and do nothing at our tax payer expense should I keep going Trump is trying weed out the bad apples and get this country where it should be to clean up the total mess that Obama made during his 8 years

  5. Fake news! Could only be believed by idiots fooled into voting for the sexual-assailant-in-chief.

  6. Maybe you should start with the biggest crook of all. Should be easy as he even brags about it, instead of trying to bring down those trying to do good for ALL of us. Besides, there’s always 2 sides to every story. Looking forward to hearing THAT.

  7. Sweet, does that mean Trump can be expelled from the white house because of his campaign fraud too?????

  8. I could understand if she was out shopping with the money or simply making the money disappear like Trump did with his inauguration money. They are after her for whatever they can because she isn’t afraid of trump. Anyway it was her aide who transferred the money and it went to other campaigns.

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