Another US House seat would come into play if Santos does…..
“Inaccurate’ isn’t NO.….
A new federal court filing in the criminal case against lying Rep. George Santos suggests that the first-term Republican may be in plea negotiations — though Santos denied he’s considering a deal.
In a motion filed Tuesday asking to push back Santos’ Thursday court appearance, federal prosecutors wrote that the government and Santos “are engaged in discussions regarding possible paths forward in this matter.”
A spokesman for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Breon Peace declined to comment Tuesday, and Santos’ lawyer, Joseph Murray, did not immediately return requests for comment.
On Thursday, Santos texted Talking Points Memo saying the suggestion he was in plea talks as “wildly inaccurate.”…
Santos, who was indicted in May, has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and making false statements to Congress.
He’s accused of collecting COVID-related unemployment funds while working as an investment firm director, running a bogus PAC and using campaign donor money to buy designer clothes and pay his personal debts, and a string of lies to Congress about his assets and income.