AOC Hit with ANOTHER FEC Complaint for “Subsidy Scheme”
Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been hit with yet another FEC complaint alleging that she and her campaign manager ran a “subsidy scheme.”
The crux of the complaint, which was given exclusively to Fox News in advance of its filing Wednesday, accused Ocasio-Cortez and her campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, of overseeing a “shadowy web” of political action committees (PACs) that allowed them to raise more cash than they could have legally. It also alleged that a limited liability company (LLC) was created to avoid federal expenditure requirements by offering Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic candidates political consulting services at a price so low that the company apparently shut down before the election was even over.
The complaint named Ocasio-Cortez, Chakrabarti, the Justice Democrats PAC, the Brand New Congress PAC and Brand New Congress LLC as the “overlapping entities” that sought to “subsidize cheap assistance for Ocasio-Cortez and other candidates at rates far below market value.”
Chakrabarti’s former company, Brand New Congress LLC planned to recruit 400 candidates for office and run all of their campaigns, according to a post on the Justice Democrats website.
The attorney behind the complaint, Dan Backer said, “Chakrabarti was trying to create the Uber for politics. Uber functions because of a massive subsidy from venture capital. Here, it’s subsidized by these PACs to deliver a valuable service that people need and want, but can’t be delivered at the real cost of it.”
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