A court document in the case of truth-challenged Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was unsealed today revealing the identities of the individuals who guaranteed his $500,000 bail bond while he faces a 13-count indictment for a myriad of alleged crimes.
JUST IN: Rep. George Santos' father and aunt guaranteed his $500,000 bond, according to an unsealed court document. https://t.co/D2l1XxaDmp
— ABC News (@ABC) June 22, 2023
From ABC News:
Santos, a first-term Republican congressman who represents parts of Queens and Nassau County in New York, posted the bond after pleading not guilty last month to a 13-count indictment accusing him of fraud, money laundering and theft of public funds.
His bond was guaranteed by Gercino Santos and Elma Santos Preven, who Santos told ABC News’ Rachel Scott are his father and his aunt. ABC News has reached out to both for comment.
In May, the House Ethics Committee sent a letter to Santos requesting the names of his suretors so it could determine “whether you may have solicited or received an improper gift in connection with the bond sureties.”
Yet another lie from Santos: His lawyer told reporters he’d rather go to jail than release the names of the bail backers, and yet…he did not.
According to ABC News, Santos’ father is a union painter, and his aunt is retired. And they had $500K sitting around to cover his bond?
Santos is facing several charges including wire fraud, unlawful monetary transactions, theft of public money; fraudulently applying for and receiving unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic; and making false statements to the U.S. House of Representatives in financial disclosure reports.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) June 22, 2023
George Santos just revealed that his father and aunt put up his $500K bond, adding, "My Dad is George Soros and my Aunt is Jeanine Pirro and I promised to pay them back with the cash I earn performing the role of Elsa in Disney On Ice" pic.twitter.com/EVFvzlbzGW
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) June 22, 2023