Santos Staffer Impersonated McCarthy’s Chief Of Staff In Money Beg Calls To Donors, Used Fake Email Address

CNBC reports:

A member of George Santos’ political team had a plan to raise money for the Republican congressman’s campaign: Impersonate the chief of staff of now House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Wealthy donors received calls and emails from a man who said he was Dan Meyer, McCarthy’s chief of staff, during the 2020 and 2022 election cycles, according to people familiar with the matter. His name was actually Sam Miele, and he worked for Santos raising money for his campaign, according to one GOP donor who contributed to Santos’ campaign.

The Washington Times reported last month that one of Santos’ staffers was impersonating Meyer, but didn’t identify who it was. The publication said the staffer would call donors pretending to be Meyer and send follow-up emails from a fake address.

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