Federal prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation into Rep.-elect George Santos, a legislation enforcement supply confirmed to NBC Information on Thursday.
The probe by federal prosecutors from the Jap District of New York is at the least the second investigation into the newly elected Republican, who acknowledged earlier this week that he’d fabricated and “embellished” a number of claims about his background involving his training and work historical past.
The investigation is claimed to be in its very early phases and has not zeroed in on anybody allegation of wrongdoing but, however the supply confirmed that prosecutors are analyzing Santos’ funds, together with potential irregularities involving monetary disclosures and loans he made to his marketing campaign whereas operating for Congress.
Danielle Hass, a spokesperson for the U.S. lawyer for the Jap District of New York, declined to remark. A spokesperson for Santos didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
ABC Information first reported the federal investigation into Santos.
Santos can also be being investigated by the Nassau County district lawyer.
Final week, the New York lawyer basic’s workplace stated it’s “wanting into quite a lot of points” surrounding him. The workplace, nevertheless, didn’t verify whether or not it had opened an official investigation.