The New York Times reports:
The request came from a Republican loyalist calling on behalf of RedStone Strategies, which was described in an email to the donor as an “independent expenditure” group that was supporting Mr. Santos’s bid to flip a Democratic House seat in New York. The group had already raised $800,000 and was seeking to raise another $700,000. The donor came through: Days later he sent $25,000 to a Wells Fargo Bank account belonging to RedStone Strategies.
Three months later, Mr. Santos is now in Congress, but where the donor’s money went is unclear. The Federal Election Commission said it had no evidence that RedStone Strategies was registered as a political group, and there do not appear to be any records documenting its donors, contributions or spending. Mr. Santos and his lawyer refused to answer questions about RedStone’s fund-raising efforts and whether Mr. Santos was involved in them.
Read the full article. Earlier this week it was reported that Santos had received a large and illegal donation from an Italian national convicted of smuggling migrants.
There are a lot of very interesting tidbits in this new George Santos piece, particularly about Redstone Strategies, which comes off sounding like a cross between a scam PAC and a dark money group, taking donor money for personal benefit and no accounting https://t.co/t81cC94GVr
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) January 12, 2023