June 1, 2023

GOP rising star George Santos — a confessed thief and serial liar who has been charged with wire fraud cash laundering — has a brand new motive for Republicans to reward him. It seems as if his treasurer doesn’t exist. Final week, the Residents for Accountability and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a criticism with the Federal Election Fee (FED) that “Santos’s committees are violating the legislation by elevating and spending cash with out a treasurer.”

From CREW:

Andrew Olson, Santos’s listed treasurer, will not be and has not been recognized as a treasurer to any political committee outdoors of these linked to Santos. Nobody requested about it seems to know Olson, together with these educated of political committee treasurers and New York Republican politics. His listed deal with on the FEC types is the previous deal with of Santos’s sister. He has not responded to any makes an attempt to contact him by the means offered within the FEC filings.

Santos’s first treasurer, Nancy Marks, stop. Santos then claimed Thomas Datwyler was his new treasurer, however Datwyler stated he by no means took the job and that signature bearing his identify had been cast.

“As we have seen, there are vital points with Rep. Santos’s filings,” stated CREW President Noah Bookbinder. “His treasurer could possibly be held liable for his or her accuracy. If there may be not a treasurer to take duty, that undercuts our entire system of accountability. This should be instantly investigated.” 

From the criticism:

Given Consultant Santos’s and the Respondent Committees’ disregard for the reality, Consultant Santos’s observe of utilizing faux names when it advantages him, the Respondent Committees’ prior false illustration that Mr. Datwyler was their treasurer, the authorized necessity in figuring out a treasurer for the Respondent Committees, the shortcoming to contact Andrew Olson, and the dearth of any file or unbiased supply confirming Andrew Olson truly exists, there may be motive to consider that Mr. Olson doesn’t the truth is exist and that the Respondent Committees have falsely represented that they’ve a treasurer or that they, by and thru Unknown Respondents, have falsely reported that their treasurer is Mr. Olson.

If Santos retains this up, he has a superb shot at being Trump’s 2024 working mate.

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