David Matthews wrote this.
According to a report, newly elected Republican Rep. George Santos may have fabricated much of his resume.
According to a New York Times investigation, there is no record or evidence to support Santos’ claims about his career and education.
Santos, 34, has claimed in various venues to have graduated from Baruch College or attended New York University, but neither school has any record of him attending.
Despite his claims, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs had no record of Santos working for them. However, the company where he worked while running for Congress, Harbor City Capital, has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme.
Records show that while Santos claimed to be in college, he confessed to stealing a chequebook in his native Brazil. The victim was being cared for by Santos’ mother, a nurse who worked in the Rio de Janeiro suburbs. Santos was charged in 2010, but the case remains unresolved because he failed to appear in court after being summoned.
Santos also claimed to have lost four employees in the June 2016 shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. A cross-reference of the victims’ names with the employees of any business where Santos has worked or claimed to work yielded no results.
Santos claimed in 2021 that the pandemic-related freeze had resulted in him and his family not receiving rent from tenants at their 13 properties for over a year. However, neither New York City nor Nassau County had any records of those properties.
In the November midterm elections, Santos defeated Democrat Tom Suozzi by an eight-point margin in the 3rd Congressional District.
Santos has also boasted about paying legal bills for Jan. 6 rioters after initially claiming to have attended the rally but not the Capitol insurgency.
Santos was served with eviction notices by two different landlords in Queens in 2015 and 2017.