Ocasio-Cortez and her puppet-master Chakrabarti Scandal #1: Admission of illegal control of a PAC supporting her candidacy

Two separate but related scandals are rocking Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her puppet-master Saikat Chakrabarti — the man who recruited, trained, and financed her election victory, and who now is her chief of staff. Scandal number one is well explained by Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller News Foundation.  In essence, federal campaign finance law allows donations larger than the $2,500 limit for contributions to actual campaigns if they are sent to a political action committee (PAC) but strictly forbids control of PACs by candidates or campaigns.  There is strong evidence that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti controlled just such a PAC and may have made deliberate efforts to conceal that.  The concealment would be a key issue in determining whether a civil penalty (fines) or criminal penalties (prison) would be in order if the violations are proven. Saikat Chakrabarti (photo credit: Twitter). Because of the complexity of...(Read Full Post)
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