(TotalConservative.com) – A nonprofit is claiming in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that the campaign of New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez obscured thousands in expenditures during the election cycle of 2022.
Filed by attorney Dan Backer on behalf of the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, the complaint claims that the congresswoman did not disclose the destination of about $9,600 in credit card payments during the 2022 election cycle, which was first reported by the Daily Caller News Foundation on Monday.
According to the FEC, all credit card charges over $200 must be itemized in federal filings, including the purpose of the expense, the date of the purchase or service, and the name and address of the vendor where the charge was made.
The complaint filed by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation claims that AOC’s “authorized candidate committee “reported tens of thousands of dollars of disbursements for card payments and card payment reimbursements” to the congresswoman herself, to American Express, and to “an entity called ‘Veyond!’” appearing “to have provided virtual reality services and apparently no longer operates under that name.”
The committee apparently also did not disclose the purpose of the purposes of the card payments and that specific items listed showed dollar amounts less than those reported by the campaign as paid to the recipients.
The complaint said that “although campaigns are permitted to use charge cards (or reimburse candidates for use of their personal charge cards) for otherwise permissible campaign-related expense, their disclosure reports must accurately identify both the recipient of those funds [and] each of the campaign-related goods and services [the cards] were used to purchase.”
This isn’t the first time AOC’s campaign has come under scrutiny. Questions were raised about the congresswoman’s expenses for the 2021 Met Gala where she appeared by special invitation in a controversial dress that said “tax the rich” on it. An investigation was opened by the House Ethics Committee regarding suspicions of improperly accepting gifts for the gala.
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