Ocasio-Cortez aide accused of funneling $1M into private accounts

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Ocasio-Cortez aide accused of funneling $1M into private accounts

Left-wing billionaire Bill Gates has also criticized some of Ocasio-Cortez's financial proposals, saying she's "missing the big picture".

And the two apparently retain their control, according to corporate filings.

Moore also slammed the Green New Deal as being "so completely insane it is bound to be rejected in the end", while calling the young Democrat a "garden-variety hypocrite", in response to a New York Post story that said Ocasio-Cortez frequently used gas-guzzling Uber and Lyft rides during her 2018 campaign instead of car-sharing or taking the subway.

After starting Brand New Congress, he formed a Delaware-based LLC, Brand New Campaign LLC.

Such an arrangement would be "blatant abuse" of the rules, said Republican election attorney Charlie Spies. "I just don't think that you can really keep a pulse on what's going on in your community if you're not there every weekend". "A Latina. And I'm a liberal, a [Democratic Socialists of America] member", Ocasio-Cortez said. The PAC took in $4.6 million. But no precise accounting for the expenses is available, and the complaint asks the FEC to conduct an investigation into the matter immediately.

"So until you do it, I'm the boss". Such an arrangement could have allowed Ocasio-Cortez's campaign to receive donations in excess of the normal limit, by pooling contributions to both the PAC and the campaign itself.

Politico reported in early January that several Democrats were deeply concerned about Ocasio-Cortez's influence on the party, feeling she's trying to dictate the terms without having any experience. "But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them insane".

The private companies Chakrabarti moved the money to are not subject to those requirements.

"A provision of federal campaign finance law requires that any Commission action on an enforcement complaint be kept strictly confidential until the case is resolved", spokesman Myles Martin told Fox News.

The companies owned by Chakrabarti appear to have been established for the sole objective of hiding how the political donations were used, the Washington Examiner reported.

The complaint, filed Monday by the National Legal and Policy Center, said the transfers violated the law because PACs must disclose what those funds were used for - such as advertisements, payments to vendors and donations to candidates.

Director of the National Legal and Policy Center's Government Integrity Project Tom Anderson told the Washinton Examiner, "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". Ocasio-Cortez's office didn't immediately respond to a request for additional comment.

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