Ocasio-Cortez Facing Allegation of Illegal Use of Campaign Funds

Over the years, a number of politicians have met their demise when it was revealed that they misused campaign donations.

Back in 2012, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), son of the racial activists Jesse Jackson, was accused of using campaign funds for personal use.

In fact, his wife Sandra was also dipping into the campaign finance cookie jar.

Jackson Jr. and Sandra pled guilty to the charges, ordered to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and then both were sentenced to prison time.

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Will the same happen to Ocasio-Cortez after a group has filed a formal complaint against her, with the Federal Election Commission.

Fox News – Payments to Ocasio-Cortez boyfriend spur FEC complaint from Republican group – A Republican group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday alleging that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign may have illegally funneled thousands of dollars through an allied PAC to boyfriend Riley Roberts.

Members of the Washington, D.C.-based Coolidge Reagan Foundation allege in their complaint that when the Brand New Congress PAC (BNC) — a political arm of Brand New Congress LLC, a company that was hired by Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to run and support her campaign — paid Roberts for marketing services, it potentially ran afoul of campaign finance law.

“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],” Dan Backer, a D.C.-based attorney who filed the complaint on behalf of the foundation, told Fox News. “What exactly did he do for that money?” …

It wouldn’t be a big surprise to find out that Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend did misuse campaign funds.

After she won the election to the House, she complained that she could not afford to move or rent an apartment in Washington DC until she started receiving her House paychecks.

She needed money and what better way to get that little bit of help but to funnel some campaign money to her boyfriend?



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