Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023
Since the New York Times revealed that George Santos was not quite the man he sold himself as to voters, it’s been hard to track down exactly what is true about the his life. But in case you need to double-check, here is everything he has made up about him self.
1. He lied about where he went to high school
Santos, whose parents emigrated from Brazil, says he attended the Horace Mann School in the Bronx. But a spokesperson for the school told CNN in December that there was no evidence he attended Horace Mann. Later, he obtained a high-school equivalency diploma.
2. He never worked on Wall Street either.
His campaign bio states he worked at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, but representatives for both companies told the Times they had no record of his employment.
3. So where did his money come from?
When Santos first ran for Congress in 2020, he filed a disclosure showing a salary of $55,000 working as a vice-president at a business-development company called LinkBridge Investors.
4 He also lied about founding an animal charity.
Santos’s campaign bio claimed he ran a foundation called Friends of Pets United, saving 2,500 dogs and cats between 2013 and 2018. But there were no social-media accounts for the organization, no IRS records, and no evidence of the charity being registered in New York.
5. Did he rip off an Amish dog breeder with a bad check?
Reports that in late 2017, a checking account in Santos’s name wrote nine canceled checks to eight different accounts owned by dog breeders.