NEW YORK — The ex-campaign treasurer for Rep. George Santos is scheduled to enter a responsible plea to an unspecified felony in reference to the sprawling federal investigation of monetary irregularities surrounding the indicted New York Republican, prosecutors say.
Nancy Marks is a veteran Lengthy Island political operative. Marks served because the marketing campaign treasurer and shut aide to Santos throughout his two congressional bids. Marks resigned amid rising questions on Santos’ marketing campaign funds and revelations Santos had fabricated a lot of his life story.
Marks’ plea is scheduled to happen in a Central Islip courtroom on Thursday afternoon. It comes as Santos faces a 13-count federal indictment centered on prices of cash laundering and mendacity to Congress in an earlier monetary disclosure.
Marks and Santos haven’t returned messages looking for remark.
The investigation of the first-term congressman has additionally engulfed Marks, a key behind-the-scenes determine in Lengthy Island Republican politics who constructed a enterprise as a treasurer and guide to dozens of native, state and federal candidates.
Marks has confronted questions concerning the congressman’s uncommon marketing campaign filings, together with a collection of $199.99 bills, slightly below the authorized restrict for disclosure. Santos, in flip, has sought to pin the blame for his unexplained funds on Marks, who he claims “went rogue” with out his information.
Any take care of prosecutors that requires Marks to testify within the case towards Santos could possibly be a extreme blow to the Republican, who faces prices that he embezzled cash from his marketing campaign, lied in monetary disclosures submitted to Congress and acquired unemployment funds when he wasn’t eligible.