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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) received an onslaught of criticism for attending the swanky Met Gala wearing a “Tax the Rich” dress. As it turns out, the millionaire designer who created it is in debt to the IRS.

According to the New York Post, designer Aurora James, founder of the fashion brand Brother Vellies, “is a notorious tax deadbeat with unpaid debts dogging her in multiple states.”

The article goes on to state the following:

For instance, through 2018 and 2019, Cultural Brokerage Agency – the parent company for Brother Vellies – failed to withhold “income taxes from employees’ paychecks totaling $14,798,” according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Since 2015, the company has been hit with 15 debt warrants, all of which occurred prior to the pandemic when the company garnered $41,666 in relief aid.


David Cenedella, a Baruch College taxation lecturer, told The Post, “Just because they take it out of your paycheck doesn’t mean they’re sending it to the government. It’s certainly not something you want. I would not say your average business out there has this. Something went wrong.”

Ocasio-Cortez previously tweeted about the designer saying, “’Proud to work with @aurorajames as a sustainably focused, Black woman immigrant designer who went from starting her dream @brothervellies at a flea market in Brooklyn to winning the @cfda against all — and then work together to kick open the doors at the Met.'”

Frank Luntz tweeted, “The ‘Tax the Rich’ dress designer whom @AOC went to the Met Gala with: Owes $103,220 in back taxes. Received $41,666 in PPP. Has ‘legions’ of unpaid interns. Owes $62,722 in workers comp. Still found $250,000 for a table at the Met Gala.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Smh… What more can be said. DEMOCRATS N SOCIALISTS are going to run this country into the ground. Into the hands of the Chinese. All turns to shit with them. Complete failures. N there are American people that are CLUELESS n support these people

  2. And AOCs boyfriend is worth $100 million. She claims to be for the working class so how about taxing your boyfriend more. The designier lives in a million dollar home and owes personal property taxes. She also treated her employees like crap. AOC is a big fake. She found a hook thar keeps her in office so the moochers will keep voting for her.

  3. Isn’t it funny that we have tax dodgers like Al Sharpton who hang out with congressional members who see nothing wrong with him not paying his taxes but someone like you or me would be audited and thrown in jail for a paltry couple of hundred.

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