Ocasio-Cortez Is In Legal Trouble AGAIN For A MAJOR Campaign Fundraising Violation Involving Children
Ocasio-Cortez has found herself in her 4th scandal in 4 months as she violated campaign law yet again with a fundraiser this last weekend. She actually made two major mistakes, and could find herself in a huge amount of legal trouble. One of those mistakes involves children.
Last Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k run in Queens.
She billed the event as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”
“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” Ocasio-Cortez encouraged the participants at the start of the race.
Except, the money was not going towards the “Green New Deal”, or to help with saving the planet. Unbeknownst to the participants, the money was going directly into her re-election coffers.
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But as Billy Mays would say, “That’s not all!!!”
It is illegal to donate to a campaign in the name of children…
Kids as young as 3 became unknowing political donors by paying up $20 fees to join a kids’ 1k. These kids were made to register under their name and pay money for the run.
As Fox News states, “But by fudging the fact that those fees were actually campaign contributions, AOC may have enticed constituents into inadvertently breaking federal election laws.”
Many participants felt fooled. The environmentally conscious supporters believed their money was going to help save the planet.
“The site says it’s to benefit her environmental plan,” said one supporter who would not give his name. “If it is going to go directly to her campaign they should have said so.”
“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.
“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.”
“It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal,” another woman said. “It’s a good cause.”
Also important to know who she was scamming. Only 4 percent of that total came from constituents in her own district.
Ocasio-Cortez, while racing to the top of the celebrity status for the left wing of the Democrat party, has also raced to the top for mistakes, gaffs, and ethics as well as other legal violations.
Was just hit with a Federal Election Commission complaint a few weeks back when it was discovered that she and her campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, operated a “subsidy scheme” that broke campaign finance laws.
Ocasio Cortez is balancing three ethics complaints, as well as another FEC investigation in just 2 months in office: Two for allegedly misusing congressional resources, and one alleging her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, set up a million-dollar private slush fund.
Chakrabarti’s company took on Ocasio-Cortez on as a client. The LLC was charging her less and then subsidizing the losses with PAC money. The LLC did this with more than one candidates and was basically providing those candidates with illegal campaign contributions.
If the FEC is able to determine that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti knowingly and purposefully hid their ties between the campaign and the PAC from the FEC to bypass campaign contribution limits, they could both face prison time.
It just gets more interesting by the day!