The former fundraiser of Representative George Santos (R-NY), Samuel Miele, has made a shocking confession.
While working for Santos, Miele admitted to charging the credit cards of donors without any prior authorization.
Miele even went so far as to impersonate a House leadership aide.
Now, he's pleading guilty to these treacherous acts at the age of 27.
This is a mistake that is guaranteed to haunt him for the rest of his career and, ultimately, his entire life.
This guilty plea will also surely be no help to Santos, who is facing his own battles on Capitol Hill.
Prior to Miele dropping this bomb of a plead, Santos was already being called to be expelled from office by lawmakers from both parties.
Miele's confession is more fuel to the already blazing fire Santos has found himself in.
Despite Miele point-blank admitting to credit card fraud during a time period that overlaps with Santo's criminal charges, Santo continues to claim his innocence.
Before Miele's little confession, Santos was already facing a whopping 23 federal charges. Yikes.
What does Santos have to say about those 23 charges? He denies every single one.
The attorney's office has said Miele's sentencing will take place on April 30th.
In regards to Santos and his federal charges, it is not clear at this time if Miele will testify against Santos.
It is not looking good for Santos.
Just last month, 179 members voted to remove Santos. Although the vote fell shy of the two-thirds majority rule, knowing 179 members want you out of Congress, has to leave you on the edge of your seat.
It's hard to imagine what Santos is thinking right now. Speculation would say the representative is likely filled with uncertainty of his future. Perhaps, even regret? That may be wishful thinking, as Santos has openly admitted that even if he was expelled, he would still run for a seat the following year.
In terms of the next steps, the "next course of action" will be revealed by or before November 17th.
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