Another case of “woke capital”? The fashion company that designed AOC’s “tax the rich” failed to withhold nearly $15,000 and has a history of not paying taxes, reports say.
Brother Vellies, a New York fashion company, has three open tax warrants for nearly $15,000 worth of income taxes, according to a new report.
It’s interesting that this was a question… and even more interesting what Americans answered! The company is owned by designer Aurora James, who accompanied AOC at the 2021 Met Gala.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) September 14, 2021
According to the New York Post, the company has had 15 tax warrants since 2015. On top of that, the IRS reportedly placed six federal liens on the company, worth $103,220.
The IRS report specifically cites that the company did not remit the payroll taxes for its employees.
It has also been reported that the company received more than $40,000 in PPP funds during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, numerous people are questioning why AOC attended such a gala where tickets cost as much as $35,000 per person. Two ethics complaints were filed against the Congresswoman since the ticket for her self (and her boyfriend) effectively, the complaint argues, represented a violation of her House of Representatives’ rules as they pertain to gifts. One complaint also cited the dress itself, which Rep. Ocasio-Cortez borrowed from James for the event.
AOC defended herself on social media, writing “the medium is the message. NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the MET due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city’s cultural institutions that serve the public. I was one of several in attendance.”
NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio also attended.