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Ocasio-Cortez Chief of Staff accused of diverting $1 million of campaign money to personal companies

March 4, 2019

    According to this story Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff could be in a little bit of hot water for campaign finance violations. It looks like  Saikat Chakrabarti diverted $1 million of campaign moneys into his own companies in order to hide where some of the donations were going. And to top it off it looks like he created these companies for the lone perpose.

  Here is more:

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.

The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.

Campaign finance attorneys described the arrangement as “really weird” and an indication “there’s something amiss.” They said there was no way of telling where the political donations went — meaning they could have been pocketed or used by the company to pay for off-the-books campaign operations.

  $1 million, that is not bad for the first time out! But I am sure she had no idea this was going on…

  You have to give her credit though, she might be a political novice but it did not take her long to fit right in with the rest of them.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    March 4, 2019 7:55 pm

    Move along….nothing to see here…Media will ignore..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 5, 2019 9:43 pm

    Not so sure it will be ignored.. It may be the Dems and Pelosi in particular that have had about enough of her… Recall she primarried out a 20 plus year buddy of Pelosi….he never even bothered to show up for their debates… Just saying, she took on Pelosi and cortez may be in for a primary battle herself.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 6, 2019 6:25 am

      Good points, plus she has not made many people happy since she got there. She could wear out her welcome pretty fast.

      Liked by 1 person

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