New York Republican Congressman George Santos is now facing charges from federal prosecutors in Brooklyn due to his extensive lies and deceit in his biography, as well as his involvement in multiple investigations concerning his personal and campaign finances.
The United States attorney’s office in Brooklyn said that it conducted a thorough investigation leading to these charges.
Mr. Santos, his lawyer, and his Washington office spokesperson have not commented on the matter. The specific charges against Mr. Santos, who is seeking re-election, remain unknown. He might appear in federal court soon, as reported by CNN.
The New York Times exposed Mr. Santos’s dishonesty about his background, education, and work history, raising concerns about his personal finances and campaign funding.
Further reports unveiled potential misconduct, including irregularities in an unregistered fund claiming to raise large amounts for Mr. Santos and unexplained expenses totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. The emphasis on his lies and deceit adds another layer to the ongoing investigations.