Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was just caught in a shocking campaign finance violation scheme that could cause the freshman Congresswoman to face jail time.
A complaint was just filed with the Federal Election Commission against Ocasio-Cortez. The document reveals that the Congresswoman and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, conspired to stash almost $1 million of campaign donations into private companies that he controlled.
Chakrabarti created two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC. He then funneled close to a million dollars into those PACs and claimed the funds as “strategic consulting” as a way to avoid taxation.
A former FEC commissioner claimed that Ocasio-Cortez and her team could be facing some serious consequences. Both heavy fines and jail time are on the table if the allegations are substantiated.
According to Fox News, “criminal fraud statutes, as opposed to campaign finance laws, would potentially kick in if it were determined that Chakrabarti had intentionally tried to hide the money to use for illicit expenses.”
AOC is notorious for calling out members of the GOP for supposed greed and misappropriation of funds. However, the truth is coming out and it’s not looking good for her.
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