An American congressman was arrested for falsifying even his resume

The Republican legislator of Brazilian origin, George Santos, was arrested this Wednesday, charged with various charges including wire fraud, money laundering, misappropriation of public funds and lying to Congress. Despite the accusations against him, the New York congressman pleaded not guilty and anticipated that he will seek re-election.

Santos, who was to appear this afternoon before Judge Anne Y. Shields, of the Central Islip district, in Suffolk County, eastern New York, He was released on $500,000 bail. However, on June 30, he must appear again before the Justice.

This indicted for thirteen charges in total: seven charges of fraud, three of money laundering, one of theft of public funds and two of making false statements before the House of Representatives, as reported by the Department of Justice.

As the indictment details, Santos induced his supporters to donate to a company on the pretext that said money would be used to support his campaign, which he ultimately used for personal expenses, including luxury designer clothing and credit card payments.

The Republican is also accused of lie about your finances on financial disclosure forms to Congress, a paperwork that House candidates must submit before an election, along with their assets and income.

there is also charged with embezzling and falsifying campaign funds and sexually harassing a man to whom he allegedly offered employment and later backed down when he rejected his advances.

If convicted, the 34-year-old legislator could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

However, this situation does not seem to matter to the Republican thatsigned that he plans to run for re-election. “Yes (…) I am not going to resign,” Santos told reporters.

a life of lies

Santos acknowledged that he invented a good part of his biography, including your religion (you falsely claimed to be Jewish), your schooling and work experience, to run for a House seat in last year’s legislatures, representing areas of Long Island, New York.

In an interview with TV presenter Piers Morgan earlier this year, he admitted to lying on his resume: “I have been a terrible liar,” he said. “It wasn’t about deceiving people, it was about being accepted by the party,” he added.

The lawmaker was elected to Congress last fall after a campaign in which he claimed he was a top Wall Street dealmaker with a large real estate portfolio, and had been a star volleyball player in college, among other lies.

However, it was discovered that he did not work at large financial firms where he said he was employed, did not attend college and had serious financial problems before running for public office.

His choice helped the Republican Party secure a narrow majority over Joe Biden’s Democrats in the House of Representatives, winning the Nassau County seat on Long Island, east of New York City.

After his history of lying was made public, Several bancadale companions suggested resigning, but Santos refused.

In this context, the influential Republican Senator Mitt Romney on Wednesday called for his immediate resignation. “Everything seems that things are not going well for Mr. Santos” in court, said the former presidential candidate.

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