A former aide to Rep. George Santos (R-NY) will reportedly plead responsible Thursday to a felony cost linked to the federal investigation into the congressman.
Nancy Marks served as Santos’ treasurer for each of his election campaigns. In keeping with the Related Press, she resigned “amid rising questions on Santos’ marketing campaign funds and revelations Santos had fabricated a lot of his life story.”
NBC Information’ Tom Winter stated the “unspecified felony” towards Marks shall be revealed when the docket is filed Thursday afternoon.
“They are saying within the docket, there’s a spot on there, if it says that is associated to any explicit case, and it does say that it’s associated to the continuing federal legal investigation and indictment towards the congressman from New York,” Winter stated. “He faces a 13-count indictment tied to a number of expenses together with mendacity to the Home of Representatives, and all types of different kinds of fraud expenses. That case is ongoing. The congressman has professed his innocence and he stated he’s not responsible of these expenses. However that is now one other domino in that investigation.”
Santos was arrested in Might after being indicted on expenses that included wire fraud, cash laundering, theft of public funds, and making false statements. To this point, Santos has refused to resign, and former Speaker of the Home Kevin McCarthy opted to help Santos moderately than calling for his resignation.
Santos advised NewsNation anchor Dan Abrams (and Mediaite founder and proprietor) he was “assured” he wouldn’t go to jail. Nonetheless, the congressman hinted that he would possibly contemplate pleading responsible and resigning from Congress sooner or later.
“I’m not making, I’m not making any assertions proper now,” Santos stated. “Like I stated earlier, I’m like, it’s — proper now, the reply is not any. However you simply by no means know. Life is — you don’t know what life goes to come back at you, ?”
Watch the clip above by way of MSNBC.