Dan, Torres fill formal complaint to HEC against Santos for violating EGA.

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  • Dan, Torres fill formal complaint to HEC against Santos for violating EGA.

Ritchie Torres together with Dan Goldman are filing a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee against George Santos for violating the Ethics in Government Act.

He says Santos must be held accountable for defrauding both Congress and the public.

In a letter dated 10th January 2023, the duo Request for Investigation Regarding Representative George Santos’s Failure to File Timely, Accurate, and Complete Financial Disclosure Reports.

The letter read:

“Dear Representative Gucst and Representative Wild, we write to request an investigatıon of George Anthony Devolder-Santos (George Santos),
who was recently elected Representative in New York’s 3rd Congressional District,’ for
violations of the Ethics in Government Act (the “Act) by failing to file timely, accurate, and complete financial disclosure reports as required by law.

The Act was designed to “preserve and promote the integrity of public officials and institutions.

Over the past several weeks, extensive public reporting-as well as Santos’s own admissions- have shown that Mr. Santos misled voters in his District about his ethnicity, his religion, his education, and his employment and professional history, among other things.

Mr. Santos’s financial disclosure reports in 2020 and 2022 are sparse and perplexing. At a minimum, it is apparent that he did not file timely disclosure reports for his most recent
campaign.

Moreover, his own public statements have contradicted some intormation includeding the 2022 financial disclosure and confirmed that the 2022 financial disclosure failed to disclose other required information.

Given the revelations about his biography, as well as the public int formation pertaining to his
tinancial disclosures, Mr. Santos has failed to uphold the integrity expected of members of the House of Representatives.

We theretore respecttully request that you investigate this matter to determine the extent of these violations and take appropriate action as soon as possible.”

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