Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Campaign Finance Complaint Is ‘Bogus’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told Fox News Wednesday that the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) campaign finance complaint alleging that she participated in a “subsidy scheme” is completely “bogus.”

“I mean, it’s conservative interest groups just filing bogus proposals,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the outlet while heading to a meeting of the House Financial Services Committee.

The FEC complaint, which was filed on Wednesday, alleged that Ocasio-Cortez and her former campaign manager Saikat Chakrabarti ran a dark web of political action committees (PACs) that enabled them to raise money beyond the legal limits set in place by federal campaign finance laws.

Chakrabarti created a limited liability company (LLC) that offered to provide Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats running for elected office political consulting at rates below market value, according to the complaint.

The complaint alleged that his LLC violated FEC rules.

The Wednesday FEC complaint is the second one lodged against Ocasio-Cortez over the past month by conservative attorney Dan Backer.

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed an FEC complaint against Chakrabarti for allegedly using two different PACs to funnel $1 million to two private companies he owned to hide campaign finance expenditures.


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