His political carerer is over…..
George Santos has a good chance of being convicted on more than one thing….
This House seat in suburban Long Island is going back to Democrats….
Representative George Santos, the Republican whose pivotal victory in New York was soon followed by revelations that he had falsified his biography on the campaign trail, has been charged by federal prosecutors in a wide-ranging indictment accusing him of wire fraud, money laundering, stealing public funds and lying in federal disclosure forms.
Mr. Santos surrendered to the authorities at federal court on Long Island on Wednesday morning, after which the indictment was unsealed. He is expected to appear before a magistrate judge on Wednesday afternoon.
Federal prosecutors have centered their case on accusations that Mr. Santos was involved in three separate schemes.
The bulk of the indictment focuses on allegations that Mr. Santos directed an unnamed political consultant to solicit fraudulent political contributions to a company that he falsely claimed was a political fund. Prosecutors say that Mr. Santos used the money for personal expenses, including buying designer clothing and making credit card payments.
The indictment also accuses Mr. Santos of fraudulently claiming unemployment benefits made available during the coronavirus pandemic. Federal prosecutors say that Mr. Santos received more than $24,000 in unemployment payments while he was actually working for a Florida-based investment firm that paid him $120,000 a year.
Prosecutors also say that Mr. Santos knowingly made false statements on financial disclosure forms in 2020 and 2022 in order to mislead the House of Representatives and the public about his financial condition. In the indictment, they accuse Mr. Santos of falsely inflating his salary in 2020 and 2022, failing to disclose some income and lying about the amounts in his checking and savings accounts….
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has signaled that George Santos will be allowed to continue to serve in Congress even after being indicted on federal charges…..
guiltyNOT GUILTY to the charges
My Name Is Jack says
No he didn’t.
No he didn’t…..
Thanks for the correction…..