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Brazilian prosecutors to resume criminal case against George Santos

Posted on AllSides January 3rd, 2023
From The Left
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Law enforcement officials in Brazil plan to resume a criminal case against Rep.-elect George Santos (R-N.Y.), the New York Times first reported and Axios confirmed Monday evening. Santos had previously denied criminal involvement "in Brazil or any jurisdiction in the world."

Driving the news: A spokesperson for the Rio de Janeiro prosecutor's office told the Times that an investigation into Santos' alleged use of a stolen checkbook to purchase nearly $700 worth of items under a false name in 2008 was suspended because his whereabouts were unknown.

Since Santos has been elected to the House and will...

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