Joseph “Jose” Alcoff (also known as “Chepe”) was one of three Antifa mobsters arrested and charged for allegedly committing aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation against two US MarinesBefore his arrest, Alcoff was a well-connected left-wing activist with political connections in both chambers of Congress.

Fox News reports:

But while Democratic officials are distancing themselves from Alcoff now, until recently he was a well-connected, aspiring political player in Washington who may have even had a hand in key policy proposals.

His endorsement apparently mattered when several congressional Democrats in February 2018 issued press releases with his quote backing their bill on regulating payday lenders.

As the payday campaign manager for the liberal group Americans for Financial Reform, Alcoff participated in congressional Democratic press conferences, was a guest on a House Democratic podcast and met with senior officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2016 through 2018.

He was also pictured with now-House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Both committees oversee financial regulatory policies Alcoff was advocating.

Alcoff met with then CFPB Director Richard Cordray and other senior CFPB officials on April 2016, again in March 2017 and a third time in May 2017, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

During this time, he reportedly was an Antifa leader in Washington.

Alcoff’s former employer had little to say about the matter.

“As of December, Mr. Alcoff no longer works for AFR,” Carter Dougherty, spokesman for Americans for Financial Reform, told Fox News in an email.

Dougherty didn’t answer whether Alcoff had been fired or resigned. He also didn’t answer whether the organization was aware of Alcoff’s associations during his employment.

The reader may remember the CFPB is Sen. Warren’s pet project.

According to a December report by Andrew Kerr of The Daily Caller, Alcoff used a number of aliases, one of which called for killing the rich.

Using the alias Jose Martin, Alcoff organized with Smash Racism DC, the group responsible for protesting outside of Fox News host Tucker Carlton’s home and for heckling Sen. Ted Cruz out of a restaurant.