Santos Settles Brazilian Fraud Suit: Report

  • New York Republican Rep. George Santos reportedly has agreed to repay a victim that he allegedly defrauded in Brazil in 2008.
  • The case was suspended in Brazil because law enforcement was not able to find Santos. The alleged incident happened when Santos, then 19, entered a small clothing store and spent $700 using a stolen checkbook and a false name. He allegedly admitted to the fraud on a Brazilian social media website the following year.
  • He and his mother allegedly admitted to police in 2010 that he stole the checkbook to make fraudulent purchases. The following year, the charge against Santos was approved, but he had already left the country and was living in the U.S.
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