The Federal Prosecutor’s Office in New York charged Republican Congressman George Santos on Tuesday with 23 charges, including conspiring to commit crimes against the United States, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to obtain funds for his campaign, and falsifying filed documents. to this organism.
Also for aggravated identity theft, electronic fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds, and false statements to the House of Representatives, reported the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn.
Last May Santos, famous for tangle of falsehoods that he concocted to be elected, was charged with alleged fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and false testimony, with a total of thirteen charges against him, to which he pleaded not guilty. This Tuesday the Prosecutor’s Office announced new charges, for a total of 23, which include those from May.
Santos, from Central Islip, in the New York county of Suffolk (Long Island), for which he was elected in the November 2022 elections, must appear in court next October 27, according to the statement from the Prosecutor’s Office.
The 35-year-old congressman is accused “of stealing people’s identities and charging his own donors’ credit cards without their authorization, lying to the FEC and, by extension, to the public about the financial status of his campaign,” he said. U.S. Attorney Breon Peace.