Joseph Alcoff, a political wunderkind-turned-Antifa member, is facing a litany of charges in Philadelphia, including aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation for being part of a mob that attacked two U.S. Marines.

Alcoff and his co-defendants have pleaded not guilty.

Fox News’ Fred Lucas has more:

But while Democratic officials are distancing themselves from Alcoff now, until recently he was a well-connected, aspiring political player in Washington who may have even had a hand in key policy proposals.

His endorsement apparently mattered when several congressional Democrats in February 2018 issued press releases with his quote backing their bill on regulating payday lenders.

As the payday campaign manager for the liberal group Americans for Financial Reform, Alcoff participated in congressional Democratic press conferences, was a guest on a House Democratic podcast and met with senior officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2016 through 2018.


He was also pictured with now-House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Both committees oversee financial regulatory policies Alcoff was advocating.

Alcoff met with senior Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officials on three separate occasions between April 2016 and May 2017 – while serving as an Antifa leader in Washington, D.C.

(Video H/T The Daily Caller)

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