Just-resigned Ocasio-Cortez chief of staff now under federal investigation

Just-resigned Ocasio-Cortez chief of staff now under federal investigation
Saikat Chakrabarti, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – OK, well, so much for “moving on to focus on the Green New Deal and the 2020 election.”  Campaign finance irregularities.  There have been allegations about them before.]

The Feds are looking into possible campaign finance misdeeds by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff and lead rainmaker, who suddenly resigned Friday, federal sources told The Post.

The inquiry centers on two political action committees founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, the top aide who quit along with Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent,the sources said. Trent left to join the congresswoman’s 2020 re-election campaign. …

The two PACs being probed, Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, were both set up by Chakrabarti to support progressive candidates across the country.

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But they funneled more than $1 million in political donations into two private companies that Chakrabarti also incorporated and controlled, according to Federal Election Commission filings and a complaint filed in March with the regulatory agency.

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