George Santos pleaded not guilty to 13 counts, including fraud and theft
George Santos, the New York Republican congressman who rose to prominence for a series of exaggerations, lies and irregularities regarding his personal background and campaign finances, pleaded not guilty after was charged with a series of federal charges.
He told the press after leaving Long Island court on Wednesday that the investigation was like a “witch hunt” and that he was planning to run for re-election.
Mr. Santos surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody earlier in the day before being released on $500,000 bond before his next trial on June 30.
He has been charged with seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds and two counts of making false statements before the House.
Utah GOP Senator Mitt Romney lead the call to him, say: “He has proven by his dishonesty that he should not be in the United States Congress – perhaps not even on the public street.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has now said he will not support Santos’ re-election proposal.
Can George Santos still serve in Congress even if he is convicted?
Here’s an explanation of how this whole unfortunate mess got the Republican party involved in his position as an elected representative serving New York’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington.
Joe SomerladMay 11, 2023 13:00
Speaker McCarthy now says he will not support Santos’ re-election
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appeared to have changed his stance on George Santos, saying he would not support his future re-election bid, having previously indicated he would await the outcome of the legislation. physical.
“Santos has a lot of work to do,” he said, rather softly.
Joe SomerladMay 11, 2023 12:45
Separating the truth from the many myths of George Santos
Republican congressman George Santos’ long list of lies seems to have finally caught up with him.
Wednesday’s arrest of the 34-year-old is the startling latest development in a saga that began when he was elected to represent New York’s 3rd congressional district in the midterm elections. November, defeating Robert Zimmerman of the Democratic Party.
That victory became a farce just a month later New York Times announced an investigation that exposed false records in his public statements.
Since then, Mr. Santos has been accused of lying about everything from the university he attended and claiming he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, the false story that his grandparents lived. Holocaust survivors and 9/11 “taken his mother’s life,” he said. fabricated an animal charity to extract money from an ex-soldier’s dying dog and his lie about the loss of four employees in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, in 2016, among many other claims.
Here’s what we know about George Anthony Devolder Santos’ exhausted character.
Bevan HurleyMay 11, 2023 12:30
Santos’ travel restricted as part of bond deal
Under his bond agreement, the Republican will be allowed to travel to New York City, to Long Island and to Washington, DC, but he will have to get permission for pre-trial services if he wants to go to any anywhere else in the continental United States, according to CNN.
He must also submit his passport to the federal authorities, meaning he will not be able to travel abroad.
Meanwhile, why not take a minute to bask in the glory of this courtroom sketch? Poor George looked really sulky.
Joe SomerladMay 11, 2023 12:00
Santos returns to DC to vote on border bill
After Wednesday’s impromptu press Q&A, Mr. Santos said he would return to Washington, DC, to vote in the House of Representatives on a new border bill.
“I appreciate everyone’s patience with my presence in Congress,” he said.
Joe SomerladMay 11, 2023 11:30
Santos suggests a memoir could be in the works
Speaking outside court yesterday, Mr Santos said it was “an experience for a book, or something like that”, having seen the dollar signs as he hung the bait for him. an opportunistic publisher to keep an eye on juicy scandal.
Joe SomerladMay 11, 2023 11:00
Deporting George Santos? Republican leaders aren’t ready to take that step yet
Defending a tight majority by four votes, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are making it clear that they intend to let the legal process go with George Santos before they take steps to force him to resign. or expel him.
Joe SomerladMay 11, 2023 10:30
Wire fraud, theft and perjury: 13 charges New York representative George Santos faces
Here’s a handy guide to the federal charges Republican freshmen and self-proclaimed “background embellishers” are facing.
Joe SomerladMay 11, 2023 10:00
‘That’s not enough for me to know’: Santos is not confident he can be re-elected
Gustaf KilanderMay 11, 2023 09:15
VIDEO: Santos to run for re-election
Gustaf KilanderMay 11, 2023 08:45