George Santos Charged With Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, False Statements

May 10, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is followed by members of the media as he walks in the U.S. Capitol on April 26, 2023 in Washington, DC. Speaker McCarthy said they would vote on Wednesday, on a b... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is followed by members of the media as he walks in the U.S. Capitol on April 26, 2023 in Washington, DC. Speaker McCarthy said they would vote on Wednesday, on a bill to raise the $31.4 trillion federal debt ceiling. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 10, 2023

Federal prosecutors hit Rep. George Santos (R-NY), the freshman congressman who’d become mired in scandal when much of his resume was exposed as fraudulent, with a 13 count indictment, including seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives.

He was arrested Wednesday morning, and appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, entering a plea of “not guilty.”

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Federal prosecutors hit Rep. George Santos (R-NY), the freshman congressman who’d become mired in scandal when much of his resume was exposed as fraudulent, with a 13 count indictment, including seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives.

He was arrested Wednesday morning, and appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, entering a plea of “not guilty.”

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  1. “Criminal-ish” – Couldn’t happen to a more disgusting fraud.

  2. Avatar for pb pb says:

    Let’s never forget that Republican House leadership was warned about Santos and that they seated him anyway. George Santos is Kevin McCarthy’s problem.

  3. HaHa Nelson style. One less vote. How long does this all take to throw him into prison?

  4. And it is a good start.
    May be more will be found?

  5. So, is this going to affect his re-election campaign? Also, what about those lifetime benefits he was trying to get after retiring from Congress? Oh, wait… he won’t need those in prison since free food, lodging and healthcare are part of the deal there.

    Never mind.

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