Complaint To FEC Opens Santos To Criminal Charges

Bloomberg News reports:

Republican Representative George Santos illegally hid the source of donations to his campaign and violated other provisions of campaign finance law, according to a new complaint filed to the Federal Election Commission.

Santos claimed to have loaned his campaign $705,000, about a quarter of the $2.9 million he raised, but instead relied on unknown individuals or corporations to donate those funds, the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center alleges. He also used money he raised to pay personal expenses and filed false FEC reports, the group said.

The 50-page complaint potentially opens Santos, who already faces investigations from local, federal and foreign authorities, to charges of specific criminal wrongdoing.

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