Ocasio-Cortez In Hot Water After Getting Slapped With Warrant

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez often acts as if she is the leader of the Democratic Party and can act above the law anytime she wants.

But the New York socialist lawmaker recently got some bad news after being slapped with a tax warrant over her failed business venture.

The warrant has been open for over six months after her office said the unpaid state taxes would be promptly paid back back in March.

In July 2017, the state of New York issued a tax warrant against Brook Avenue Press, a Bronx-based children’s books publisher Ocasio-Cortez founded in 2012.

The tax warrant pertains to $1,618.36 that AOC never paid in corporate taxes.

The Daily Caller reports:

New York issues tax warrants against businesses if they “fail to timely resolve” their tax debt and don’t respond to notices of their debt, according to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.

The New York Post first spotted the New York Democrat’s unpaid tax bill in early March.

An Ocasio-Cortez spokesman told The Post at the time that it was the first they had heard of her business’s unpaid taxes and that the balance would be paid right away.

Former Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent told The Post her lawyers were looking into the matter in a March 23 story noting that the back taxes remained unpaid.

Brook Avenue Press’s back taxes remain unpaid six months later.

The Bronx County Clerk confirmed in a phone call with the Daily Caller News Foundation Monday that the Brook Avenue Press tax warrant remains open and that a satisfaction of judgement has yet to be filed in the matter.

Below is a screenshot of the warrant that was filed in July for Ocasio-Cortez and the company she owns.

New York state dissolved Ocasio-Cortez’s company in 2016 by using a procedure reserved for corporations that fail to pay taxes for at least two years or fail to file tax returns.

In her financial disclosure with the U.S. House of Representatives in May, Ocasio-Cortez reported she was the founder of Brook Avenue Press.

A screenshot below shows her listing herself as the founder of the Brook Avenue Press.

As a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez makes a whopping $174,000 a year.

She certainly has $1,600 to pay off her corporate taxes, but she chose not to for years because she obviously thinks she is above the law and can get away with anything she wants.

With this in mind, Ocasio-Cortez’s own constituents also appear to be fed up with her behavior and antics.

Federal Election Commission data reveals that almost no one from Ocasio-Cortez’s district is donating to her re-election campaign.

Over 99 percent of AOC’s reported contributors to her re-election campaign in the first half of 2019 came from people who do not live in her congressional district.

Just 10 individuals living in her district in the first half of 2019.

Several members of AOC’s staff are also abandoning ship and getting out while they still can — including two top officials who played a big role in helping her get elected last fall.

Her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and her communications director, Corbin Trent, are both resigning to “pursue other opportunities.”

While the liberal media is brushing this off as no big deal, Chakrabarti’s departure may not be a coincidence.

In recent months, AOC and Chakrabarti have found themselves in legal trouble for violating ethics rules.

On top of that, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “could be facing jail time” if their control over Justice Democrats, a far-left PAC, was intentionally hidden.

Former FEC commissioner Brad Smith said that if “a complaint were filed, I would think it would trigger a serious investigation,” adding that both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “could be facing jail time.”

Around that same time, it was also reported that Chakrabarti allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.

AOC’s political future could be in serious jeopardy.

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