George Santos, a former New York City Council candidate, is facing new charges related to his alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud investors. This is not the first time Santos has been in the news for his questionable actions. Here’s a look at some of his biggest scandals.
In 2019, Santos was accused of using campaign funds for personal expenses, including a $2,000 trip to Miami and a $500 dinner at a steakhouse. He was also accused of failing to disclose thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. Santos denied any wrongdoing, but the allegations led to his defeat in the primary election.
Later that year, Santos was arrested for allegedly stealing $30,000 from a nonprofit organization he founded to help small businesses. He was accused of using the money for personal expenses, including a luxury car and a trip to the Dominican Republic. Santos pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In 2020, Santos was again in the news for his involvement in a scheme to defraud investors. He and his co-conspirators allegedly promised investors high returns on their investments in a company that claimed to be developing a revolutionary new technology. However, the company was a sham, and the investors lost millions of dollars. Santos was charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Santos has maintained his innocence throughout all of these scandals. However, his repeated brushes with the law have raised questions about his judgment and ethics. As he faces new charges, it remains to be seen whether he will be able to clear his name or whether his past actions will catch up with him.