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General News    H3'ed 3/30/19

Ocasio-Cortez 'Could Be Facing Jail Time' If Control Over PAC Were Intentionally Hidden, Former FEC Commissioner Says

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Ocasio-Cortez accused of breaking campaign finance law Attorney Gayle Trotter discusses how a conservative group filed a FEC compliant against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) chief of staff Saikat ...
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From a totally right wing source, but this merits some discussion (lots of wishful thinking which I hope comes to naught!)

If FEC finds that her campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC in raising $1.8+ million before June 2018 primary, it would open them up to “massive reporting violations,” former FEC Commissioner Brad Smith said. Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and her campaign chair controlled the PAC while supporting her primary campaign (backing 12 Democrats during 2018 midterms; only Ocasio-Cortez won. “If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, that candidate is potentially in trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” said former Republican FEC Commissioner von Spakovsky.

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