Republican liar George Santos is reportedly under CRIMINAL investigation after he admitted he fabricated his background.
He is under multiple criminal investigations for lying about his Jewish ancestry, Wall Street bona fides, a college degree and possible financial improprieties.
Nassau County Republican District Attorney Anne Donnelly has opened a criminal investigation after the confession George Santos made.
She called the ‘numerous fabrications and inconsistencies’ with Santos’ past ‘nothing short of stunning’.
‘The residents of Nassau County and other parts of the third district must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress,’ said Donnelly in a statement.
‘No one is above the law and if a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute it,’ she said.
Despite bipartisan condemnation about his worthiness to hold federal office, Santos has shown no signs of stepping aside — even as he publicly admitted to a long list of lies.
He is scheduled to be sworn in on January 3, when the U.S. House reconvenes.
The opposing party, Democratic wants Santos to be stripped of his privileges.
‘Santos will be gone by the end of his term or well before then. He should RESIGN,’ Democratic New York Rep. Ritchie Torres said of the news.
In addition to the freshly announced local investigation, federal prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern district of New York are also probing Santos’ finances and financial disclosures, according to CBS News.
Apart from the ‘unrest’ that surrounds his resume, the source of his newly acquired financial fortune despite recent cash flow problems is under scrutiny, including evictions and owing thousands in back rent.
In an interview with Semafor, Santos made effort to explain where his money had come from, after the Times discovered he had not worked as a ‘seasoned Wall Street financier and investor’ for Citibank and Goldman Sachs like he claimed.
The New York Republican seems to have gotten money from somewhere – filings from his 2022 campaign show he made between $3.5 million and $11.5 million from a company he founded – Devolder – and loaned his campaign $700,000.
Those earnings were a sharp turn-around from filings from a failed 2020 run for office, when disclosures showed he earned $55,000 as a vice president at business development firm LinkBridge investors.