Criminal Law

Representative George Santos Charged With Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and More

Embattled New York Rep. George Santos was indicted on new federal charges on Tuesday in a superseding indictment — including conspiracy, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and credit card fraud — just days after his former campaign treasurer pleaded guilty and admitted to much of the conduct, according to court documents.

Prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York alleged that Santos and ex-campaign treasurer Nancy Marks submitted false financial reports to the Federal Election Commission that inflated the campaign’s fundraising numbers in an effort to qualify for certain perks, benefits, and support from Republican Party leaders.

The 10 new charges included in the superseding indictment unsealed Tuesday also include fresh allegations that Santos used individuals’ personal credit card information to make unauthorized charges in support of his political campaign. The victims, according to the charges, were previous donors to the campaign who had provided their personal information when contributing funds to Santos.

Read the source article at CBS News

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