A Federal Election Commission complaint has been made against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for sending thousands of dollars through her campaign to her boyfriend.
The Coolidge-Reagan Foundation filed the complaint and also targeted AOC’s congressional campaign and her campaign firm Brand New Congress. The filing was made after two $3,000 payments were discoverd from the Brand New Congress PAC to Riley Roberts, the congresswoman’s boyfriend.
Roberts was paid for “consulting services.” However, in a odd coincidence, Brand New Congress was paid by Ocasio-Cortez in the same time frame a single sum of $6,191.32 for “strategic consulting.”
This makes it quite apparent that AOC essentially took campaign funds to pay her PAC, for paying her boyfriend nearly the same amount. Which is how the complaint reads:
“Thus, 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.”
The complainant “respectfully requests the Federal Election Commission commence enforcement proceedings against” the respondents.
Now it’s time to see what the FEC does with the new information.