Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., has been hit with federal charges in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), sources tell Fox News.
Santos, who is the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation, is expected to appear at EDNY Central Islip on Wednesday afternoon for his first appearance.
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The charges, first reported by CNN, come after the scandal-plagued congressman last month announced his candidacy for reelection.
Fox News has reached out to Santos’ office and the DOJ for comment.
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The freshman congressman flipped New York’s 3rd Congressional District for Republicans last year, partly by selling an inspirational personal backstory to voters that he later admitted was largely fictitious.