Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Chief of Staff Ran a $1 Million Slush Fund By Diverting Campaign Cash to His Own Companies

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The National Legal and Policy Center, a right-leaning government watchdog group, filed a complaint against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, 33, who set up two PACs and then funneled over $1 million in political donations from the PACs into two of his own private companies. Campaign finance attorneys said there was no way of telling where the political donations went, meaning they could have been pocketed or used by the company to pay for off-the-books campaign operations. If AOC had control over a PAC that was working to get her elected, then she is potentially in very big trouble.

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.

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https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/04/ocasio-cortez-justice-democrats/

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