A watchdog group has filed a complaint with 21 charges of violating campaign finance law. That includes heading two PACs that supported her candidacy, which is against the law. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation has filed its complaint with the FEC.
Their scheme allowed them to receive Dark Money donations that are well above the legal limit. Some of the charges involve fraud and could lead to up to 20 years in prison. AOC claims the charges are bogus and is counting as her status as a woman and a minority to beat the charges, but some of the charges are beyond dispute and come from her campaign filings.
A conservative group filed a 21-count Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wednesday alleging that her unreported affiliation with Justice Democrats PAC during her 2018 primary campaign violated campaign finance laws.
The New York Democrat and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, held legal control over Justice Democrats at the same time the political action committee was playing a key role in supporting her campaign, The Daily Caller News Foundation revealed in March.
Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “engaged in a brazen scheme involving multiple political and commercial entities under their control to violate federal election law, circumvent federal contribution limits and reporting requirements, and execute an unlawful subsidy scheme,” the Coolidge Reagan Foundation’s complaint states.
The FEC complaint, first reported by Fox News, also alleges that Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign benefited from a “subsidy scheme” carried out by Justice Democrats. The complaint is the third filed against Ocasio-Cortez in the past five weeks.
Coolidge Reagan Foundation President Dan Backer said he will sue the FEC for delay if the commission fails to act on his complaint within 120 days. Backer added that such an action could give him the opportunity to take the complaint to court, which he said would “force Ocasio-Cortez and these parties to intervene in defense of their actions.”