Rep. George Santos now says campaign loan didn’t come from his personal funds


Rep. Jorge Santos, R-N.Y., made a significant correction to his 2022. Campaign filings Tuesday noting that the $500,000 loan. He made to the campaign did not come from his personal funds.

The initial filing in September included a check box indicating. That the hefty loan came from “candidate’s personal funds.” In the new filing, which was first reported by The Daily Beast, that box is unchecked.

Rep. George Santos now says campaign loan didn't come from his personal funds

The revised filing, but, doesn’t provide any new information.

About the source of the funds — it says the loan came from the candidate but not his personal money.

About $150,000 of the loan is still identified as coming from his personal funds. A separate filing shows a new $125,000 loan that came from Santos in October but was not from his personal funds.

In an interview with WABC radio last month, Santos said. The loans were “paid by myself” through his company Devolder.

When he first ran for Congress in 2020, Santos said on a campaign finance form that he was making $55,000 a year. Last year’s campaign filings indicated he made millions of dollars in 2021. He told news site Semaphore last month. That he made his money through his company’s “capital identity” business.

A spokeswoman for Santos’ congressional.

Office said it “does not comment on campaigns or personal matters.”Law enforcement sources said last mstigation into Santos. And are examining his finances. Including possible irregularitonth. That federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Have opened an inveies involving financial. Disclosures and loans made to his campaign.

He is also being investigated by the Nassau County District. Attorney’s Office, and the state Attorney General’s Office. Said it is “looking into many matters” related to Santos.

Santos came under scrutiny after a bombshell New York.

Times investigation published last month appeared to have fabricated much of his resume. Which claimed he owned many properties, before worked at Goldman Sachs. And Citigroup, and graduated from Baruch College.

Santos admitted to some fabrications while trying to downplay them. He told the New York Post last month: “My sins here are embellishing my resume. I’m sorry.”

Although some fellow Republicans have called for him to resign. The GOP Steering Committee, led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California. Voted this month to give him two committee posts — one on the Science0 Space. And Technology Committee, the other on the Small Business Committee.

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