Rep. George Santos pleads not guilty to additional federal charges

Santos is accused of stealing donor identifications and using their credit cards to charge more than $44,000 in donations to his campaign.

Krista McNally

Oct 27, 2023, 3:27 PM

Updated 176 days ago


Rep. George Santos pleaded not guilty to 10 new federal fraud charges Friday.
The charges include allegedly stealing donor identities and racking up thousands in fraudulent charges on their credit cards.
According to prosecutors, Santos charged more than $44,000 to his campaign from donor’s credit cards without them knowing it. Then, prosecutors said a vast majority of that money went into his personal bank account.
The congressman has been charged with 23 total counts that include allegedly laundering funds, false statements and lying to the House of Representatives.
He pleaded not guilty to all the nearly two dozen charges.
The looming trial is expected to last three weeks, and the Republican has stated he has no interest in a plea deal. A trial date was set for Sept. 9 at the federal courthouse.
A vote for Santos' expulsion could happen in the House of Representatives as soon as next week.

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