May 10 2023 NASSAU, New York – George Santos turns himself in this morning at Federal Court in Islip NY, he is facing charges of fraud, money laundering, theft of public funds and false statements.
A 13-count indictment was unsealed today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, charging congressman George Anthony Devolder Santos, better known as “George Santos,” with 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.
Santos was arrested this Wednesday morning and was arraigned this afternoon at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York.
Santos pled not guilty and was released on 500,000 usd bond.
“This indictment seeks to hold Santos accountable for various alleged fraudulent schemes and brazen misrepresentations,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “Taken together, the allegations in the indictment charge Santos with relying on repeated dishonesty and deception to ascend to the halls of Congress and enrich himself. He used political contributions to line his pockets, unlawfully applied for unemployment benefits that should have gone to New Yorkers who had lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and lied to the House of Representatives. My Office and our law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively root out corruption and self-dealing from our community’s public institutions and hold public officials accountable to the constituents who elected them.”
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