Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s aide’s consulting firm faces questions over payments
Former Federal Election Commission lawyer Adav Noti said such an arrangement does mirror a practice used by "scam PACs" and raises a "warning flag," but he said there’s no evidence to support a kickback allegation in this case. “When they disclosed a large chunk of the PACs spending through one LLC just as strategic consulting, that is a legitimate warning flag,“ said Noti, who is now with the Washington-based nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. “It’s uncommon, but so far there’s nothing necessarily unlawful. This is a completely overheated speculation."