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Prosecutors ask judge to reject Santos' bid to drop fraud charges before trial

Lawyers representing the ousted congressman say he is not accused of stealing donors' credit card information, but rather overcharging their cards.

News 12 Staff

Jun 4, 2024, 12:43 AM

Updated 17 days ago

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Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to reject George Santos' bid to have some fraud charges dropped before trial.
Lawyers representing Santos filed a motion to drop three aggravated identity theft charges. They say he is not accused of stealing donors' credit card information, but rather overcharging their cards.
Prosecutors say the claim is "meritless." They say Santos did both in a scheme to defraud voters.
The ousted congressman who represented parts of Long Island pleaded not guilty to 23 charges.
Santos could go to trial in Central Islip Court in September.


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