Federal prosecutors are now ‘looking into’ George Santos’ ‘sudden wealth’ after the Rep-elect admitted to embellishing his resume.
Recall, George Santos flipped New York’s 3rd Congressional district red in November when he defeated Robert Zimmerman.
On Monday night Santos admitted he lied about his education, employment history and Jewish background in an interview with the New York Post.
“I am not a criminal,” Santos said during his exclusive interview. “This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”
“My sins here are embellishing my resume. I’m sorry,” Santos said Monday to The Post.
The feds are looking into George Santos’ public filings as Democrats call on him to resign.
ABC News reported:
Federal prosecutors have started looking into public filings by Congressman-elect George Santos amid questions about the source of his wealth, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
The sources were careful not to characterize this as a formal investigation and stressed that prosecutors, at this stage, are only looking at publicly available filings that show Santos, when he first ran for Congress in 2020, listed no assets and a salary of $55,000. During his most recent run Santos said on a financial disclosure form he made millions from a company he founded in 2021, Devolder Organization.
A disclosure form with the Federal Election Committee showed Santos loaned his campaign $705,000.
The seemingly sudden wealth drew the attention of Congressional Democrats, including New York Rep. Ritchie Torres, who tweeted “George Santos, a former call center employee falling behind on his rent, lent his campaign a staggering $705,000. Where did all that money come from?”
Santos told the news outlet Semafor he made his money by matching sellers of luxury goods like planes and yachts with potential buyers and taking a cut.
“If you’re looking at a $20 million yacht, my referral fee there can be anywhere between $200,000 and $400,000,” Santos told Semafor.
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- Graduated at the top of his class in law school
- Survived a house fire and rescued Jill
- Arrested during a civil rights march
- Arrested upon meeting Mandela
- His son Beau died in Iraq
- Drove an 18-wheeler
- Has zero involvement/knowledge of Hunter Biden’s business dealings
- His uncle Frank earned a purple heart
- Called Putin a killer with no soul to his face
- Stared down Corn Pop
- Worked as a college professor at UPenn