The New York Times reports:
A New York Times review of public documents and court filings from the United States and Brazil, as well as various attempts to verify claims that Mr. Santos, 34, made on the campaign trail, calls into question key parts of the résumé that he sold to voters.
Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, the marquee Wall Street firms on Mr. Santos’s campaign biography, told The Times they had no record of his ever working there. Officials at Baruch College, which Mr. Santos has said he graduated from in 2010, could find no record of anyone matching his name and date of birth graduating that year.
There was also little evidence that his animal rescue group, Friends of Pets United, was, as Mr. Santos claimed, a tax-exempt organization: The IRS could locate no record of a registered charity with that name.
Read the full article. There’s SO much more.
Santos’s claim of a family fortune in real estate is also apparently fictitious. Oh, and there appears to be a criminal charge for check fraud in Brazil and two evictions from apartments in Queens.
Perhaps worst of all, Santos has alleged falsely claimed that four employees of a company he worked for were killed in the Pulse massacre. Hit the link!
On one hand, this is great reporting by NYT on an utterly fake (bogus degrees, jobs, charity, address, etc.) congressman-elect
On this other hand, why did this not come out pre-election, when it mattered? Why didn’t Dems do oppo research? https://t.co/yQlIE9yptg
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) December 19, 2022
Republican Congressmen-elect George Santos to Log Cabin Republicans at Mar-a-Lago: “We’ve shattered the glass ceiling, and we’ve shown the radical left that there are gay conservatives who actually stand for freedom.” pic.twitter.com/RoPG752TVk
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) December 16, 2022
Love to find out after he already won the election that our new Republican congressman in NY-03 is basically Anna Delvey. If we can’t get good representation in Congress our off this, maybe we can get a good TV movie? https://t.co/HtO96pLZQZ
— Elizabeth Picciuto (@epicciuto) December 19, 2022