George Santos, the New York congressman-elect who admitted to “embellishing” his resume, is under investigation by a New York prosecutor.
“The numerous fabrications and inconsistencies associated with Congressman-Elect Santos are stunning. The residents of Nassau County and other parts of the 3rd District should have an honest and accountable representative in Congress,” said Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly. in a statement about her fellow Republican on Wednesday. “No one is above the law and if a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute.”
Santos was bombed research published by the New York Times earlier this month that found much of Santos’ background seemed fabricated, including claims that he had worked for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup and graduated from Baruch College.
The story also raised questions about how he was able to lend his campaign $700,000 after claiming on a 2020 campaign finance form that he was earning $55,000 per year.
The research was first reported by news.
Brendan Brosh, a spokesman for Donnelly, only said: “We are looking into the matter.”
A representative for Santos did not immediately respond to a request for comment.