Federal Election Commission complaint says Ocasio-Cortez laundered money to pay her boyfriend

Federal Election Commission complaint says Ocasio-Cortez laundered money to pay her boyfriend

A Federal Election Commission complaint says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign laundered money through a PAC to pay her boyfriend.

The Washington, D.C.-based Coolidge Reagan Foundation alleges Ocasio-Cortez “funneled thousands of dollars of official campaign funds” through Brand New Congress — a PAC associated with by Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign — to pay her boyfriend, Riley Roberts.

The complaint says the PAC paid Riley Roberts twice — once in August of 2017 and once in September of 2017— for “consulting” work.

The complaint alleges that.transactions, which totaled just over $6,000, may have violated campaign finance law.

The foundation is asking the FEC look into the transactions and alleges Riley Roberts used the money for personal use.

Brand New Congress told Fox News the payments were legitimate, and that Roberts worked for the campaign from early August 2017 to late September 2017.

In response, Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter last week:

“The conspiracy machine is in full effect & it’s been disappointing to watch professionals get duped…No, I don’t shadily pay my boyfriend,” she tweeted.

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