Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Left’s favorite congressperson — and also, oddly, the Washington politician who seems to have the least understanding of anything of anyone who’s ever tried to understand anything ever in any way — could be in trouble (here, here, and here).
On Wednesday, the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over the New York representative’s alleged illegal funneling of money to her boyfriend via a political action committee.
According to the filing, when the Brand New Congress PAC — a branch of the company hired by AOC to run her campaign — paid Riley Roberts, campaign finance law was broken.
D.C. attorney Dan Backer explained to Fox News:
“It’s not illegal for [Ocasio-Cortez] to pay her boyfriend, but it appears that they created some sort of scheme to avoid claiming the money [as a campaign expense]. What exactly did he do for that money?”
The two payments occurred during August and September. They were each for $3,000.
As per the complaint, the three factors which constitute a violation of law are 1) the use of “intermediaries” to make the payments, 2) the “vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided,” and 3) “the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley.”
The CRF is asking the FEC to look into the situation due to its rules stating that “an authorized committee must report the name and address of each person who has received any disbursement not disclosed” and that campaign contributions “shall not be converted by any person to personal use.”
We’ll be waiting on the edge of our seats.
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