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FEC Complaint Filed Against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 'Extensive Off-the-Books' Campaign

A representative for Ocasio-Cortez did not return emails seeking comment on the billboards.

Exactly how Chakrabarti and the LLC spent the funds is unknown as AOC's aide did not report the transfers to the FEC, the NLPC says in its complaint.

The group stated it ran campaigns in a similar fashion for at least nine other candidates.

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a conservative government watchdog, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) which alleges that Chakrabarti siphoned more than $885 thousand in contributions from donors, to political action committees (PACs), and then into private companies under the guise of "strategic consulting".

Ocasio-Cortez's campaign also paid close to $19,000 to the LLC, according to the complaint.

In a statement, David Mitrani, an attorney whose firm represents the PACs, Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and the LLC, said all four have operated "fully in compliance with the federal campaign-finance laws".

In the absence of reporting to the FEC, the money could have been pocketed or used to pay for off-the-books campaign operations, argues the complaint, which names Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti as respondents. The PACs claimed the payments were for "strategic consulting".

He said the political committees did not disclose who ultimately received money from the LLC because Federal Election Commission staffers told the corporation that it did not have to provide those details.

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Brand New Campaign LLC was registered as a private company in the state of DE in May 2016, and in Tennessee in February 2017.

Chakrabarti described the operation on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow as a "unified" national campaign to elect progressives to Congress, whereby candidates would be freed from the responsibility of raising money or administering their campaigns.

In the last two weeks, the Job Creators Network has erected seven billboards in Times Square aimed at Ocasio-Cortez and her policies, a spokeswoman for the group, Elaine Parker, said in an email.

Documents filed (pdf) with the government in Washington list Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti as the entity's governors-those who control it-along with Nasim Thompson, former executive director and PAC board chair of Brand New Congress.

Brand New Congress formed in 2016, followed by Justice Democrats the following year.

Mitrani said Chakrabarti "did not receive any compensation - by way of salary, profit or otherwise" from the corporation. "So, we were transparent about it from the start".

Adav Noti, the senior director of the Campaign Legal Center and a former FEC lawyer, said the arrangement was highly unusual and seemed meant to obscure the destination of the funds.

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