Written by Steve Cannon for USSA News.
The Corrupt FBI is reportedly investigating New York Representative George Santos (R-NY) over his alleged involvement in a “GoFundMe scheme.” The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York and is centered around the collection of funds for a disabled U.S. Navy veteran’s dog.
According to Politico, two FBI agents have contacted Richard Osthoff, the disabled Navy veteran, as part of their investigation. Osthoff claims that Santos raised $3,000 for life-saving surgery for his pit bull, but ran off with the money. Osthoff provided the disgraced FBI with text message exchanges he had with Santos, which were first reported by Patch.
Text Messages Expose “GoFundMe Scheme” Involvement
The text messages, which were made public, reportedly show Santos going by the name Anthony Devolder and claiming that he had a pet charity called “Friends of Pets United.” However, The New York Times reported in December that there was no evidence that the charity was real.
Probes and Investigations Abound for Freshman Congressman
Representative Santos, who has admitted to lying about various aspects of his career and personal life, is facing investigations from multiple sources, including federal and local authorities and congressional probes. In response to the investigations, Santos has submitted a request to Speaker McCarthy to temporarily recuse himself from his committee assignments until he is cleared.
“It is important that I primarily focus on serving the constituents of New York’s Third Congressional District and providing federal level representation without distraction,” Santos stated in a press release.
Admissions of Dishonesty and Fraud Charges in Representative Santos’ Past
Representative Santos has already admitted to lying about working for financial giants Goldman Sachs and Citigroup and not graduating from college. He also admitted to embellishing details of his personal life, religion, and sexuality. Additionally, law enforcement officials in Brazil intend to revive fraud charges against Santos from an incident in 2008 involving a stolen checkbook.