Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, a blueprint for which was unveiled at the beginning of February, calls for massive investments in climate-friendly infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transferred more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC - companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures.
It's because Ocasio-Cortez "never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign", the report said.
After starting Brand New Congress, he formed a Delaware-based LLC, Brand New Campaign LLC.
Being the object of a sexist label, Ocasio-Cortez said, is helpful in one area: It really throws off her adversaries, including President Donald Trump.
Such an arrangement would be "blatant abuse" of the rules, said Republican election attorney Charlie Spies. "How about that?" Ocasio-Cortez said during a "Girls Who Code" event in Queens, New York. But no precise accounting for the expenses is available, and the complaint asks the FEC to conduct an investigation into the matter immediately.
"We've even got their own statement on their website that they control the organization".
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"So until you do it, I'm the boss".
Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti could face prison if the FEC determines that they knowingly and willfully withheld their ties between the campaign and the political action committee from the FEC to bypass campaign contribution limits, according to Smith. "Even if it's not knowing and willful, it would be a clear civil violation of the act, which would require disgorgement of the contributions and civil penalties".
As IJR reported, Thompson found that a PAC managed by Chakrabarti cut two checks totaling $6,000 to Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend Riley Roberts within two months of receiving a $6,191.32 payment from her campaign.
The private companies Chakrabarti moved the money to are not subject to those requirements.
The Job Creators Network (JCN), which has launched a very public campaign targeting the policies of New York Democratic Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, put up a new Times Square billboard on Tuesday criticizing recent comments the lawmaker made about her Green New Deal climate change plan.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to the Post article over the weekend, saying she's "living in the world as it is" and claimed that it shouldn't be "an argument against working towards a better future".