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Sep 20 2021

Tax the Rich Dress Designer Is Wealthy Tax Deadbeat

Well-to-do Marxist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunt of wearing a “Tax the Rich” dress to the limousine leftist Met Gala was all the more hypocritical in that the designer of her gaudy dress, Aurora James, is a wealthy tax deadbeat:

Most of luxe-living James’ arrears center on Cultural Brokerage Agency, an LLC she formed in 2011 to serve as the parent company of her fashion brand, which today is known as Brother Vellies. …

The company racked up three open tax warrants in New York state for failing to withhold income taxes from employees’ paychecks totaling $14,798, the state Department of Taxation and Finance told The Post. … The company has been hit with 15 warrants in total since 2015. …

Between April 2018 and April 2019, the Internal Revenue Service placed six federal liens on Cultural Brokerage Agency totaling $103,220.

It has been suggested that James’ company does deduct taxes from paychecks, but neglects to send the money to Uncle Sam.

James doesn’t like paying property taxes either. She owes $2,504 on her new house in posh Hollywood Hills.

When it comes to tax loot, leftists find it is better to receive than to give. Her company raked in $41,666 in pandemic relief.

Despite having largely abandoned economic Marxism for cultural Marxism, even now our liberal elite overlords often pose as champions of the working man. And yet:

In October 2019 the state Worker’s Compensation Board slapped [James’] company with a $17,000 fine for not carrying worker’s-comp insurance between March 2017 and February 2018. The company currently owes $62,722 and no payments have been received to date…

Ex-staffers blasted the operation as a sweatshop that relied on legions of unpaid interns working full-time jobs.

She also has a repeated history of not paying her rent.

But Aurora James isn’t always tight with her money:

She frequently jets off to exclusive locations, her Instagram richly decorated with photos from Jamaica, Morocco, France, Indonesia, Mexico, Italy, the United Kingdom and The Hamptons.

She also found money to make a $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

AOC describes her friend Aurora as “working class” and a “Black woman immigrant designer.” James was born in Toronto, but technically yes, she is an immigrant. But then, technically, AOC is an American.

On tips from Varla and Mr. Freemarket.


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