[Ed. – AOC [hearts] the Swamp.]
A rich guy used a PAC to pay
@AOC‘s boyfriend $6,000 when her campaign was running out of money. After AOC won, she gave that rich guy a job in her office. …
@AOC and her Chief of Staff @saikatc (the rich guy in question) freaked out on me when I pointed out it looked like she’d hired her boyfriend. I did some digging in the FEC. Turns out Saikat has “hired” her boyfriend, before … just not to do any actual work.
@AOC paid Brand New Congress LLC, which @saikatc owns, for strategic consulting. @BrandNew535, the PAC Saikat ran in parallel to his LLC, turned around and paid Riley Roberts – the boyfriend – the same amount as its sole “marketing consultant”. How swampy.
The payments to Roberts are the largest payments made by
@BrandNew535 to any person or group other than Brand New Congress LLC. Oh, and Roberts doesn’t work in marketing.
Plus, the timing looks bad.
@BrandNew535 paid Riley Roberts $3,000 on August 9th, 2017.
@AOC‘s campaign paid Brand New Congress LLC $6,191.32 on August 27th.
A month later
@BrandNew535 then paid Riley Roberts another $3,000.