Lying Rep. George Santos’ campaign on Wednesday replaced the New York Republican’s longtime treasurer with a man who says he hasn’t agreed to take the job, according to a report.
New documents filed with the Federal Election Commission name Thomas Datwyler as Santos’ campaign treasurer and six political committees aligned with the embattled Representative, The New York Times reports.
However, a lawyer for Datwyler said on Wednesday that the Santos team listed him as treasurer without his permission.
“On Monday, we informed the Santos campaign that Mr. Datwyler would not be taking over as treasurer,” Datwyler’s lawyer, Derek Ross, told the outlet. “And there seems to be some disconnect between that conversation and that filing.”
Datwyler previously worked alongside Santos chief of staff Charles Lovett on Ohio Republican Josh Mandel’s failed Senate campaign. Datwyler was replaced as Mandel campaign treasurer and accused by Mandel’s team in a letter to the FEC of being responsible for a “staggering number of inexplicable reporting errors,” according to The New York Times.
It’s unclear why the Santos campaign is replacing former treasurer Nancy Marks, who has been involved with Santos since her first run for Congress in 2020 and worked as treasurer for the former GOP representative’s failed campaign from New York. Lee Zeldin for governor.
On Wednesday, Santos’ team altered several campaign finance documents to show that a $500,000 loan he gave to his 2022 Congressional campaign did not come from the “candidate’s personal funds.” It is unclear where the funds he lent to his campaign came from.
Santos is facing pressure to resign his congressional seat after he admitted to the Post last month that he lied about graduating from college and working for top investment firms.
He is currently under investigation at the federal, state and county level, for hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans given to his campaign after leaving a job where he said he earned $55,000 a year in salary. .