- Congressman-elected George Santos has admitted to making up much of his life.
- His ex-boyfriend told The New York Times he believes several lies and feels gullible.
- According to The Times, Santos’ ex accused Santos of stealing his phone and rarely paying his bills.
George Santos is set to win a seat in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, but a growing list of scandals and calls for his resignation appear to be overshadowing his oath.
The congressman-elect admitted to fabricating key parts of his life story after an investigation by the New York Times revealed that his resume consisted of lies.
According to a new New York Times article published Monday, former friends and colleagues say the 34-year-old Santos has been spinning fictional stories about his life for years.
Pedro Villalba, who met Santos in 2014, dated the beleaguered politician for months before they moved in together. Times.
Villalba said Santos, who was elected to represent the Long Island district in November, found him “charming and sweet” and rarely contributed to the bill.
“He said he would get money from Citigroup. He was an investor,” Vilalba told The Times. there is no.”
Citigroup told The Times it had no record of Santos working there. Goldman Sachs, which Santos cited as a former employer, told the paper that it had no employment records for Santos.
In 2015, Villalba said Santos surprised him with a plane ticket to Hawaii. Around the same time, Vilalba discovered that his mobile phone was missing, according to the newspaper.
He said he believed Santos stole it and pawn it, according to the Times.
After these incidents, Villalba told the newspaper that he searched Santos’ name online and found that Brazilian police wanted him.
In 2008, The Times reported that Santos, who was 19 at the time, was accused of stealing the checkbook of a man who was being cared for by his mother.
The paper, citing Brazilian court records, said Santos used the check book to make fraudulent purchases. Two years later, The Times said he confessed to the crime and was indicted, but the case remains open.
The revelation was a breaking point for Santos’ ex-boyfriend, he told the newspaper.
Vilalba told The Times that it would be gullible to believe in Santos, who was elected in November, and said that if he became an elected official, and if he continues to hold the position, Santos could He added that he was concerned about the impact of the apparent lying tendency of
“It would be scary to have someone like that in charge. He has so much power in his hands,” he said. Times.
Insiders were unable to reach Santos for comment.
New York prosecutors said Wednesday they were investigating Santos.
Nassau County Republican District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly said, according to the Associated Press.
“Residents of Nassau County and the rest of District 3 must have honest and accountable representatives in Congress,” Donnelly said, adding, “If crimes are committed in this county, our will prosecute it,” he added.