Truth-challenged Rep. George Santos (R-NY) has reportedly agreed to a deal with prosecutors in Brazil regarding a 2008 case in which Santos is accused of scamming a Rio de Janeiro shop clerk of $1,300 in shoes and clothes using a stolen checkbook.
New — George Santos agrees to deal with Brazilian authorities in fraud case. Petition from Santos’ attorney says he would agree to formally confess to the crime and pay damages.
I asked Santos about this – and he walked onto an elevator and didn’t respond https://t.co/MuDdBNjDyS
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 24, 2023
A petition from Santos’ attorney requesting a deal says Santos would agree to formally confess to the crime and pay damages to the victim, a Rio de Janeiro area clerk, as is required under Brazilian law.
A memo from prosecutors agreeing to the deal last week asked the defense for assurances they have the ability to contact the victim to repay him before the deal is finalized.
The petition from Santos’ attorney, filed in January, requests a non-prosecutorial agreement in lieu of a trial for his client, arguing that Santos is now gainfully employed and “re-socialized.”
According to police records from 2010, Santos copped to the allegations saying he wrote the bad checks from a stolen checkbook that belonged to a man his mother cared for.
You’ll recall when the story was initially reported Santos told the New York Post, “I am not a criminal here – not here or in Brazil or any jurisdiction in the world. Absolutely not. That didn’t happen.”
More at CNN.
This aged well. pic.twitter.com/GjVix5SFZI
— Joshua Sauberman • זאוברמן (@JoshForNY) March 24, 2023