The U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn is in charge of the federal inquiry, which, according to the New York Times, focuses “at least in part on his financial activities.”
According to The New York Times and CBS News, the federal government is looking into Rep.-elect George Santos’ finances after several admitted fabrications regarding his history.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, according to The Times, is in charge of the federal inquiry, which reportedly centers “at least in part on his financial activities.”
Following Wednesday’s announcement that the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in New York is also looking into Santos’ money, the news of the federal inquiry into his finances broke mere hours later.
According to Nassau District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly, “the various fabrications and contradictions linked with Congressman-Elect Santos are nothing short of astonishing.”
She stated, “Nassau County people and inhabitants of other areas of the third district must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress.
“No one is above the law. Also, we will pursue criminal charges if they were done in this county.”
The new congressman acknowledged lying about working for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, as he had previously claimed, in an interview with the New York Post on Monday. He also confessed that he had inflated his credentials, stating that he had neither attended Baruch College nor New York University.
He admitted to the Post on Monday that he had never received a degree from a college or university. “I regret embellishing my resume and feel ashamed. I’m sorry; we all make foolish decisions in life.” Santos, who gave a speech at the annual conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition last month, likewise refuted earlier claims that he was Jewish.