AOC Denies Campaign Finance Allegations – Ignores Slush Fund Claims
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A Fox News reporter encountered Ocasio-Cortez at Reagan National Airport and asked if she violated campaign finance laws in response to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint.
The Daily Caller's Amber Athey reports:
“There is no violation,” Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News.
The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a conservative government watchdog, accused Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her chief of staff, of illegally funneling money between political action committees (PACs) and private companies that were both controlled by Chakrabarti.
The NLPC claims that the transfers from the PACs to the LLCs were part of an “extensive” plan to avoid reporting campaign expenditures to the FEC.
Ocasio-Cortez has not responded, however, to other alleged campaign finance violations as reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Specifically, Ocasio-Cortez never revealed her control over the Justice Democrats PAC, alongside Chakrabarti, despite the reality that the PAC played an instrumental role in her stunning upset in the Democratic primary against Congressman Joe Crowley.
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Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti could face civil penalties and even prison time if it is proven they deliberately withheld ties between the campaign and the PAC from the FEC.
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