Feds Told Santos Masterminded ATM Fraud Scheme

Politico reports:

Rep. George Santos orchestrated a 2017 credit card skimming operation in Seattle, the man who was convicted of the fraud and deported to Brazil said in a sworn declaration submitted to federal authorities Wednesday. “I am coming forward today to declare that the person in charge of the crime of credit card fraud when I was arrested was George Santos / Anthony Devolder,” Gustavo Ribeiro Trelha wrote in the declaration.

It was sent by express mail and email to the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service New York office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Santos was previously questioned about the Seattle scheme by investigators for the U.S. Secret Service. He was never charged, but the investigation remains open. Santos also told an attorney friend he was “an informant” in the fraud case.

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