This just get’s more intersting by the day….
The Rio de Janeiro prosecutor’s office has annouced that with knowing where Santos is now?
They want him to answer outstanding fraud charges in Brazil….
It is unkown if there is a statue of limitation’s time line on this….
But if formal charges ARE held and warrent is issued?
(It is unknown if the amount of money involved would warrent extradition)
US Marshal’s would be abliged to detain the New York elected House Rep. for extradition to Brazil meaning that Santos would serve as a US House lawmaker ?
And then there are the other possible criminal cases (involving tens of thousand ‘s of dollar’s) working for DA’s in Queens, NY , Nassau, NY, The New York Attorney General and the Justice Dept. in the Southern District of NY….
When Representative-elect George Santos takes his seat in Congress on Tuesday, he will do so under the shadow of active investigations by federal and local prosecutors into potential criminal activity during his two congressional campaigns.
But an older criminal case may be more pressing: Brazilian law enforcement authorities intend to revive fraud charges against Mr. Santos, and will seek his formal response, prosecutors told The New York Times on Monday.
The matter, which stemmed from an incident in 2008 regarding a stolen checkbook, had been suspended for the better part of a decade because the police were unable to locate him.
Nathaly Ducoulombier, a spokeswoman for the Rio de Janeiro prosecutor’s office, said that with Mr. Santos’s “whereabouts identified,” a formal request will be made to the U.S. Justice Department to notify him of the charges, a necessary step after which the case will proceed with or without him.
Prosecutors in Brazil have agreed to a deal with Rep. George Santos in a case in which he is accused of defrauding a Rio de Janeiro area clerk of $1,300 over clothes and shoes in 2008, documents obtained by CNN show.
A petition from Santos’ attorney requesting a deal says Santos would agree to formally confess to the crime and pay damages to the victim, a Rio de Janeiro area clerk, as is required under Brazilian law.
A memo from prosecutors agreeing to the deal last week asked the defense for assurances they have the ability to contact the victim to repay him before the deal is finalized….