Rep. George Santos (R-NY) has been federally indicted and arrested over 13 counts relating to campaign finance fraud.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Santos surrendered to authorities and is expected to make a court appearance later this afternoon.
U.S. Attorney Breon Peace told the outlet that the indictment “seeks to hold Santos accountable for various alleged fraudulent schemes and brazen misrepresentations.”
Among the charges, Santos is accused of telling donors that funds would be used toward his congressional campaign, but the money was used instead to buy designer clothes, alleviate personal credit card debt, and spend lavishly on other items unrelated to his race for Congress.
“Taken together, the allegations in the indictment charge Santos with relying on repeated dishonesty and deception to ascend to the halls of
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