Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing an FEC complaint after it was revealed that her campaign funneled money into her boyfriend’s pocket. The monies were funneled through a PAC, allegedly for “consulting.”
The Blaze has more:
The Coolidge-Reagan Foundation points to two $3,000 payments made by Brand New Congress PAC early in the campaign to Riley Roberts, the boyfriend of Ocasio-Cortez, for “marketing consultant” services. Sandwiched between the payments to Roberts, “Cortez’s campaign committee paid Brand New Congress LLC $6,191.32 for ‘strategic consulting.'”
“Thus,” the complaint reads, “over the span of a little more than a month, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign committee paid just over $6,000 to Brand New Congress PAC, while its affiliated LLC turned around and paid her boyfriend $6,000.”
Dan Backer, the attorney who filed the complaint on behalf of the foundation clarified to Fox News, “It’s not illegal for [Ocasio-Cortez] to pay her boyfriend, but it appears that they created some sort of scheme to avoid claiming the money [as a campaign expense]. What exactly did he do for that money?”
The complainant “respectfully requests the Federal Election Commission commence enforcement proceedings against” the respondents.