(VIDEO) AOC Gets Hit With Second FEC Complaint

On Wednesday, a second Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint was filed against freshman senator and socialist media darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The complaint alleges she ran a “subsidy scheme” to fund her campaign.


The complaint claims that AOC and her Campaign Manager Saikat Chakrabarti, who is now her chief of staff, of funneling PAC money through an LLC to “subsidize cheap assistance for Ocasio-Cortez and other candidates at rates far below market value.”

Fox News, which has a copy of the complaint, explained:

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.”


“Chakrabarti was trying to create the Uber for politics,” Dan Backer, the conservative attorney behind the complaint told Fox News. “Uber functions because of a massive subsidy from venture capital. Here, it’s subsidized by these PACs to deliver a valuable service that people need and want, but can’t be delivered at the real cost of it.”

According the FEC, political campaigns must either pay market value for these services or list them as in-kind campaign contributions.

 AOC says the complaints are “bogus” from “conservative interest groups.”

This is Backer’s second complaint against Ocasio-Cortez in the last month. Ben Ferguson explained more on the first allegation in his show on Blaze TV.


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