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AOC’s Rich Chief of Staff Won’t Disclose Financial Records

Saikat Chakrabarti, Chief of Staff to socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), has refused to file net worth financial disclosures for his income in 2018-and AOC is refusing to use the legal powers at her disposal to compel him to do so. The freshman congresswoman has additionally established her staff salaries below the $126,000 threshold requiring public financial disclosures despite House Ethics Committee rules requiring at least one staff for every representative to file this information. The two PACS cofounded by Chakrabarti are embroiled in a FEC investigation for reportedly funneling more than $1 million to an LLC under his control. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s wealthy chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, did not file a disclosure revealing his net worth and outside income earned in 2018, despite the congresswoman having the legal means to compel him to do so.

Chakrabarti cofounded two PACs — Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats — that were instrumental to the New York Democrat’s electoral rise.

The political action committees funneled over $1 million to an LLC Chakrabarti controlled during the 2018 midterms. A complaint filed in March with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) called the operation “an elaborate scheme to avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures.”


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