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Rep. George Santos in Custody, Faces Federal Charges Including Theft of Public Funds

Rep. George Santos in Custody, Faces Federal Charges Including Theft of Public Funds

A federal grand jury indicted him on 13 total federal charges.

A federal grand jury in Central Islip, NY, indicted Rep. George Santos (R-NY) on 13 federal charges:

  • Seven counts of wire fraud
  • Three counts of money laundering
  • One count of theft of public funds
  • Two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives

Huh. A corrupt politician. This is something new. Hashtag sarcasm!

Santos is in custody. U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Linsay will arraign him this afternoon in Central Islip.

I wonder when the news will break about Hunter Biden.


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Bucky Barkingham | May 10, 2023 at 10:05 am

Distraction for the House GOP presser about Biden family corruption.

    Wisewerds in reply to Bucky Barkingham. | May 10, 2023 at 11:02 am


    Also, note how much reporting the lamestream has done on Santos (lots), versus their reporting on the presser (none–not a peep).

    Tucker Carlson’s little video has it exactly right.

      wendybar in reply to Wisewerds. | May 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      Julie Kelly 🇺🇸

      Not a single tweet about bombshell Biden family bribery schemes laid out in lengthy presser by @GOPoversight from:

      Washington Post (2 on Santos)
      NYT (3 on Santos)
      Politico (2 on Santos)
      CNN (1 on Santos)
      MSNBC (2 on Santos)
      ABC News (3 on Santos)
      CBS News (2 on Santos)
      10:28 AM · May 10, 2023

    In indicting Santos, Merrick Garland is the pot is calling the kettle black.

    NGAREADER in reply to Bucky Barkingham. | May 10, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    I understand the double standard regarding the corrupt Biden family and the reluctance to loose a seat to the Democrats.
    The problem is that this guy is such a blatant example of the problem, that the Republicans lose any sort of credibility by supporting him. My question is how incompetent Republicans were to let him get this far when the most basic scrutiny should have uncovered his sociopath personality and acts.
    The guy is a train wreck.

      Ironclaw in reply to NGAREADER. | May 10, 2023 at 2:26 pm

      He’s a train wreck that was elected. That makes him the problem of his constituents.

      In the War of Ethical Purification I decline to play by Washington Post rules. Under those rules only Republicans get shelled.

      And tossing George Santos to the wolves will NOT make it more likely that Biden* or anyone else will be scrutinized. The opposite is true: the more scalps Democrats collect the less likely one of their own will get the same treatment. Investigate it all, or investigate none. Anything less that that is aiding and abetting corruption.

      And what in the blankety-blank makes anyone think this investigation was on the level? Why should we assume that the same government that lied about the Wuflu and the “vaccine”, the debacle in Afghanistan, the cause of inflation, promoted the Russia-hacked-the-election and J6 “ insurrection” hoaxes suddenly and mysteriously be telling the 101% truth in this case? At what point are we finally allowed to disbelieve them?

      henrybowman in reply to NGAREADER. | May 10, 2023 at 4:58 pm

      The question is, how much party support did he receive? Or is he just a guy who ran a personal campaign while appropriating the party name, and won?

      It’s not as if the party always fields the candidates. Out here, the primary field always starts wide and includes candidates nobody has ever heard of. In Virginia, before Northam’s election, R party poohbahs weren’t even running candidates in some districts, meaning anybody who filed was the candidate. How dark a horse was Santos?

ChrisPeters | May 10, 2023 at 10:10 am

If he were smart, he’d publicly switch to the Democrat Party before he is sentenced.

E Howard Hunt | May 10, 2023 at 10:11 am

Housed in a facility known for rampant, twisted homosexual activity. He keeps benefitting from public largesse.

Could this be the first step toward the Democrats retaking control of the House?

Have the DOJ continue to charge five more GOP members until they have control of the House again.

Who does this guy think he is….Joe Biden? Cmon man…’re an amateur compared to Joe.

I guess Santos is not a member of the club.

The count of theft of public funds is the one to look out for.

Two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives
Ummm, isn’t this covered by the Debates and Speech clause of the Constitution?

Juris Doctor | May 10, 2023 at 12:18 pm

I seem to recall that Santos flipped a seat from deep blue to red. In my opinion, that is the real motive for the prosecution.

I don’t understand how he left himself open to this

He knew they were coming for him

    Paul in reply to gonzotx. | May 10, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    We’ve reached a state of complete legislative overreach… we’re all vulnerable if the administrative or deep state decides they want to come for us. And that is by design.

    CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | May 10, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Grifters gonna grift and folks who successfully scam one thing try another bigger scam then another. They start thinking they are smarter than everyone else, their ego gets too big, they get complacent and clumsy and make mistakes as a result.

“Faces Federal charges including theft of public funds”

After reading today’s headlines Santos said, “Dang it, I should’ve had Biden open up a shell company for me so I could have received my funds ‘legally’ like his family does.”

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | May 10, 2023 at 4:42 pm

This sounds like a totally bogus case, to me.

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.

LOL. They cannot be serious about that. That would take out just about every single dem on Capitol Hill … and that’s without going into the dems’ treasonous activities (for which they truly should be yanked from Congress).

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.


This case is a complete mockery.

    Capitalist-Dad in reply to ThePrimordialOrderedPair. | May 11, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Should have set up fake charities like the Clintons, or fake charities and “think tanks” like the Bidens. Plus, if he was a Democrat he could have done all this and even influence peddled outright with no consequences whatsoever. As a friend (forensic auditor) remarked about the Clintons and Bidens, “They don’t even bother to hide the money trail!”

How about charging the squaw in the senate. She stole money, probably some wire fraud involved in that.

Wow, these federal juries work fast!

So, he did the exact same thing that 100% of elected D’s do, year after year, and are extremely rarely prosecuted for.

They’re actually indicting him for spending campaign $$ on clothes, that he purchased during the campaign and wore at campaign events.

A week never goes by when there isn’t an article about some elected D being outed for having a family member as a paid staffer on their campaign, typically paid 7 figures, for no show/no work “jobs”. How often are these crimes prosecuted? Almost never.

They still haven’t indicted Maxine Waters for far worse than anything they are alleging against Santos. And, THEY NEVER WILL.

And, there’s always an ulterior motive when they are – the person indicted has to have pissed off the wrong people before the Feds investigate.

If he was a Democrat, he wouldn’t have even been investigated.