Digging reveals suspicious payments to AOC’s boyfriend began during campaign as more damning allegations surface

Writer/reporter Luke Thompson divulged last week that Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, set up her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, with an official house.gov email address, noting that he was “drawing a salary on the taxpayer’s dime.”

The self-avowed democratic socialistic was quick to dispute that notion, responding to say Roberts was set with the email account to access her Google calendar, which may not be entirely within House rules, given that they don’t appear to be married — the haste in which Ocasio-Cortez responded verified the accuracy of the boyfriend having a government email address.

And Thompson is back this week with even more damning information regarding the alleged proletariat who claims to be fighting the political class. Information that, if true, says more about Ocasio-Cortez adapting to the DC swamp than it does about her fighting it.

Taking to Twitter, Thompson lays out a case where Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend was paid $6,000 by a PAC owned by Saikat Chakrabarti, now her chief of staff, at a time “when her campaign was running out of money.”

The PAC is affiliated with Justice Democrats, a collaboration between Chakrabarti and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, Thompson noted.

According to Thompson, money flowed both ways, from Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign to Brand New Congress LLC, which ran parallel to the PAC, and back to the boyfriend as a “marketing consultant.”

Thompson noted that Roberts “doesn’t work in marketing.”

The suspicious timing of the transactions — a total of $6,000 being paid to Roberts, and Brand New Congress LLC receiving $6,191.32 from Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign — was also highlighted:

It was also pointed out that Roberts used separate addresses for the transactions.

Thompson reports that Chakrabarti said he left the PAC, but appears to still own the LLC.

He also said the money paid to Roberts may be “unethical and maybe illegal,” as they were apparently living together at the time.

While there’s much to play out here, social media users are asking why the major newspapers obsessed with bringing down President Trump aren’t all over the story?

Melissa Mackenzie wrapped things up well, to include a nice bow.

@AOC is a shyster. Big surprise. Has a home in a swanky new high rise in DC, too,” she tweeted. “Another big surprise. Before you know it, she’ll be Bernie with three houses and millions in the bank true commie style.”

Here are a few other responses:

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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