According to a complaint filed with the FEC, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and other candidates broke the law by taking unreported contributions from a PAC in the form of in-kind donations.
The PAC, Brand New Congress LLC, allegedly subsidized the campaign by offering far more support than a PAC is legally allowed to give without reporting it.
Washington Examiner has more:
The complaint, which was obtained by Fox News before its filing Wednesday, claims Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her campaign manager, used PAC money funneled through an LLC to “subsidize cheap assistance for Ocasio-Cortez and other candidates at rates far below market value.”
The complaint alleges Chakrabarti’s group Brand New Congress LLC, which took on Ocasio-Cortez on as a client, was charging clients under market value and subsidizing losses with PAC money; therefore, providing candidates who signed on to the LLC with illegal campaign contributions.
Dan Backer, a conservative attorney who also help runs a couple of his own PACs, was the person behind the FEC complaint.
Backer contends both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti ran afoul of a group of FEC Advisory Opinions from the 1990s which say political campaigns must pay fair market value for campaign services or include them as in-kind contributions.