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AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies

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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Sounds bad.

Is the FEC investigating?


Don't know yet but sounds like it is coming.

Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project, said: “It appears Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her associates ran an off-the-books operation to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thus violating the foundation of all campaign finance laws: transparency.”

Bradley A. Smith, a former chairman of the FEC, said he has never seen such an arrangement. “It’s a really weird situation,” he said. “I see almost no way that you can do that without it being at least a reporting violation, quite likely a violation of the contribution limits. You might say from a campaign finance angle that the LLC was essentially operating as an unregistered committee.”

Chakrabarti declined to comment on the FEC complaint or provide details about his companies’ financial activities. Corbin Trent, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, declined to comment.

LOL like I said earlier she will play stupid and will get a new chief of staff and she will be owned by whoever gets her fingers out of the wringer
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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:04 PM
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I wonder why they even did this? They should have saved alot money from not buying hamburgers or eating cow farts anymore.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: xuenchen

Kind of ironic huh?



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘laid the groundwork’ to collect President Trump’s personal and business tax records on the same day that a serious complaint was filed against her for funneling thousands of dollars to her boyfriend from her campaign.

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Just more proof everything they accuse Trump of they are guilty of themselves.


Well she was a quick learner..




posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

Exactly, it's the same as when your girl/guy accuses you of cheating out of the blue. You already know what's up, the writing's on the wall. Very stereotypical.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

He's also the burger eater!

Chakrabarti is also a millionaire... having been the founder of Mockingbird and Stripe prior to selling his interests in both tech companies to join the Bernie Sanders' campaign. His association with AOC would have stemmed from his alliance with the Young Turk's Cenk Uyger (another multi millionaire) who largely pushed for and bankrolled the idea of Brand New Congress alongside the Justice Democrat movement.

Someone get the D-Con, the rat infestation in this one is thick.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:37 PM
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From the article in the OP:


In 2017, Brand New Congress PAC transferred another $240,000 to Brand New Congress LLC, also for "strategic consulting." Another PAC co-founded by Chakrabarti that year, Justice Democrats, transferred an additional $605,000 to Brand New Congress LLC in 2017.

Brand New Congress LLC is not registered in any secretary of state databases. It is unclear where or when it was incorporated.

Adav Noti, the senior director of the Campaign Legal Center and a former FEC lawyer, said the arrangement was highly unusual and seemed intended to obscure the destination of the funds.

"None of that makes any sense," said Noti. "I can't even begin to disentangle that. They're either confused or they're trying to conceal something."


Confused, AOCs people? You don't say...

Continuing:

"It does seem like there's something amiss. I can only think of really two likely possibilities for this sort of pattern of disbursements," said Noti. "One is the scam PAC possibility — they're really just paying themselves and they’re concealing it by using the LLC. The other is that there’s actually another recipient, that the money is going to the LLC and then being disbursed in some other way that they want to conceal."


Remember, this is a former FEC lawyer and has experience in this particular area.

Elsewhere:


During her long-shot run for Congress, a political action committee backing her campaign was putting cash in the pocket of her live-in boyfriend, Riley Roberts.

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At the same time Mr. Roberts, a 29-year-old web developer, was being paid as a “marketing consultant” for the PAC, the Ocasio-Cortez campaign was paying the organization’s corporate arm, Brand New Congress LLC, for strategic consulting.


PAC payments to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend raises questions - Washington Times

I thought the name of the LLC was familiar.


Brand New Congress, LLC 714 S Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee 379021700
07/14/2017 Strategic Consulting 43886.00

Brand New Congress, LLC 714 S Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee 379021700
08/14/2017 Strategic Consulting 39068.00

Brand New Congress, LLC 714 S Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee 379021700
08/31/2017 Strategic Consulting 82500.00

Brand New Congress, LLC 714 S Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee 379021700
11/01/2017 Strategic Consulting 2531.00

Brand New Congress, LLC 714 S Gay St
Knoxville, Tennessee 379021700
11/14/2017 Strategic Consulting 8013.54


Schedule B - FEC.gov

Here is the building:

Google Maps Street View



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: xuenchen

Being that she is the Marxist Barbie of the New Democratic party, I'm surprised that it even made the news.

Or is it that you can't get into REAL full-scale crime until you've done your political time?

Be interesting to see how this pans out.

S&F, as always...


I see Nancy Pelosi's hand behind this.

"Try to ace me out, will ya?"



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Sounds bad.

Is the FEC investigating?


no, they are just eating cheeseburgers.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: xuenchen

He's also the burger eater!

Chakrabarti is also a millionaire... having been the founder of Mockingbird and Stripe prior to selling his interests in both tech companies to join the Bernie Sanders' campaign. His association with AOC would have stemmed from his alliance with the Young Turk's Cenk Uyger (another multi millionaire) who largely pushed for and bankrolled the idea of Brand New Congress alongside the Justice Democrat movement.

Someone get the D-Con, the rat infestation in this one is thick.


Wonder if they have a secret corporation that owns some Burger Kings 😃



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Burger Serfs... part of the corporate wing of the Green New Deal.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Why is it that the FEC is looking into this when congress and special counsels look into the president for less credible allegations? Why hasn't congress started hearings? Why hasn't the DOJ begun an investigation?



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Lets not forget, Dinesh D'souza got jail time for his illegal scheme.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 08:57 PM
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If our two tiered justice system isn't fixed, this country will devolve into a civil war. Maybe that's the goal.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

The massive cover-ups will get exposed !



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 09:06 PM
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So the moral of the story is that Socialism is Theft?



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: JHumm
She is making to much noise so now she will be thrown under the bus.
That squeaky wheel is going to get the grease alright.


My thought too. Not to dismiss the allegations, but if she’s already getting these relatively light (for DC) accusations, it’s probably a political strike by people she crossed.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 10:00 PM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
This cutie is a moron, how did she get elected


Because those who voted for her knew she is as stupid as they are. They voted for her so every one of them would feel "equality stupid" meanwhile they drool at her absurd policies.



edit on 4-3-2019 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
So the moral of the story is that Socialism is Theft?


*blows whistle*

Illegal use of redundancy, 10 yard penalty.

First down.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse

originally posted by: Raggedyman
This cutie is a moron, how did she get elected


Because those who voted for her knew she is as stupid as they are. They voted for her so every one of them would feel "equality stupid" meanwhile they drool at her absurd policies.


But she is a cutie
Maybe they thought it was a beauty contest

I am trying to be positive
Truth is she is proving her stupidity every time she opens her mouth, will do more damage to women in politics than anyone ever before her
If I was a Dem politician I would push Miss stupid off a cliff so she didnt reflect on everyone else



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

Dude...



This horse is cuter than she is.



Insane AOC.



Most of the time when she talks, she opens her eyes like they are abut to pop out of their sockets. Insane people talk like that. There is another democrat/liberal woman who is a frequent guest in Fox News, Kathy Aru, and does the same thing as AOC when she talks most of the time.



That photo is not her worst. Yesterday she was making an argument, and it looked like her eyes were about to pop out just like AOC's.

It seems that "insanity" is common among Liberal women.

You haven't seen truly cute Latin American women.

Rosario Dawson is 1,000 times cuter than AOC is. Although she is American, she is of Latin American descent.





edit on 4-3-2019 by ElectricUniverse because: add photo.

edit on 4-3-2019 by ElectricUniverse because: add comment.







 
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