Representative-elect George Santos questioned by the feds on the origins of his alleged wealth

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into the finances of elected GOP Representative George Santos, who is facing questions about the origins of his mysterious wealth, according to reports.

The investigation was launched by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, CBS News and PKBNEWS reported Wednesday.

Prosecutors would examine, among other things, the 34-year-old Long Island police officer’s financial disclosure documents, in which Santos said he earned $750,000 from his consulting firm Devolder Organization, as well as dividends valued between 1 and 5 millions of dollars.

In 2020, Santos said he only earns $55,000 in annual salary and filings also show he loaned more than $700,000 to his own successful campaign for New York’s 3rd congressional district.

However, Santos’ campaign documents did not reveal any clients of the Devolder organization giving him deals over $5,000 – fueling speculation about how the new congressman got the money. for loans.

He admitted to the Post that he lied about his education, work history and personal life.
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“Where does this money come from?” Companion of Santos Representative-elect Dan Goldman (D-NY) of Brooklyn tweeted earlier this week while calling for an investigation.

News of the federal investigation came hours after Nassau County Prosecutor Anne Donnelly announced that her office would investigate Santos after he admitted to the Post on Monday that he lied about his education, work history and many aspects of his personal life.

“The many fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-elect Santos are simply staggering,” Donnelly, a Republican, said in a statement.

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Santos said he only earns $55,000 in annual salary in 2020.
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Anne Donnelly, Nassau County District Attorney
Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly announced that her office will also investigate Santos.
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“Residents of Nassau County and other parts of the Third District need to have an honest and accountable representative in Congress,” she added. “No one is above the law and if a crime has been committed in this county, we will prosecute it.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York declined to comment on the information.

Santos told the Semafor news outlet on Wednesday that he made his fortune through “introducing capital” and “making deals” with “wealthy individuals”.

Santos admitted to the Post on Monday that he does not own a house or apartment after claiming to have owned more than a dozen properties during the campaign trail. He also made it clear that he made several landlords pay the rent

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