AP Sources: Rep. George Santos Faces Federal Prices

AP Sources: Rep. George Santos Faces Federal Prices

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., leaves a Home GOP convention assembly on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photograph/Andrew Harnik, File)

By Michael Balsamo, Farnoush Amiri and Jake Offenhartz

U.S. Rep. George Santos, who confronted outrage and mockery over a litany of fabrications about his heritage, schooling {and professional} pedigree, has been charged with federal legal offenses, two individuals aware of the matter instructed The Related Press.

The costs in opposition to Santos, filed within the Japanese District of New York, stay below seal.

The individuals couldn’t talk about particular particulars of the case and spoke to The AP on situation of anonymity.

Reached on Tuesday, Santos mentioned, “That is information to me.”

“You’re the primary to name me about this,” he mentioned in a quick telephone interview.

The New York Republican has admitted to mendacity about having Jewish ancestry, a Wall Avenue background, faculty levels and a historical past as a star volleyball participant. Severe questions on his funds additionally surfaced — together with the supply of what he claimed was a rapidly amassed fortune regardless of current monetary issues, together with evictions and owing hundreds of {dollars} in again hire.

Related Press writers Michael R. Sisak in New York and Lindsay Whitehurst in Washington contributed to this report.