Santos won’t seek reelection to US House after ethics report

Source: Independent [UK]

“Republican New York Representative George Santos has announced that he won’t seek re-election in 2024 following the release of a damning ethics report. … The House Ethics Committee said in a statement on Thursday that Mr Santos ‘knowingly caused his campaign committee to file false or incomplete reports with the Federal Election Commission; used campaign funds for personal purposes; engaged in fraudulent conduct in connection with RedStone Strategies LLC; and engaged in knowing and willful violations of the Ethics in Government Act as it relates to his Financial Disclosure (FD) Statements filed with the House.’ … After one $50,000 transfer, Mr Santos paid down his credit card debt and made a $4,127.80 purchase at Hermes and smaller purchases at Only Fans and Sephora as well as for botox, meals, and parking.” (11/17/23)