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Ocasio-cortez could be set to face Jail time for this!

If the Federal Election Commission finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to “massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits,” former FEC Commissioner Brad Smith said.

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations. The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election.

 

“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” former Republican FEC Commissioner Hans von Spakovsky told The Daily Caller.

Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti could face prison if the FEC determines that they knowingly and willfully withheld their ties between the campaign and the political action committee from the FEC to bypass campaign contribution limits, according to Smith.

 



“At minimum, there’s a lot of smoke there, and if there are really only three board members and she and [Chakrabarti] are two of them, sure looks like you can see the blaze,” said Smith, a Republican. “I don’t really see any way out of it.”

And if the FEC concludes that Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and Justice Democrats were operating as affiliated committees, “then anyone who contributed over $2,700 total to her campaign and the PAC would have made an excessive contribution,” which is a campaign finance violation, Smith added.

 



Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and Justice Democrats raised a combined $4.6 million during the 2018 midterm election cycle, FEC records show. There’s a maximum five-year prison sentence for anyone who knowingly and willfully receives a collective $25,000 or more in excessive campaign contributions in a single calendar year.

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6 comments

  1. I am Puerto Rican but she is an embarrassment to me and to my heritage

  2. Virtually NONE of these headlines have even gotten a passing mention in so-called “mainstream media,” yet SpewTube wants to block content from channels that actually post this kind of vital information…
    Staggeringly blatant interference in the process of covering the political news…

    • Hey Blake, main stream media is controlled by G. Soros. Why don’t you pull your head out of the sewer and wake up to the awful truth. The majority of Democrats are corrupt and will cheat the American people in any way they can.

    • love & gratitude

      This is old news covered was covered months ago
      by half dozen other channels

  3. AOC deserves jail time. She is a criminal.

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