Former George Santos Fundraiser Indicted for Wire Fraud and Identity Theft

7 months ago
Former George Santos Fundraiser , Indicted for Wire Fraud and Identity Theft .
On August 16, a former fundraiser for U.S. Rep.
George Santos was indicted on federal charges
of impersonating a high-ranking congressional aide. .
Associated Press reports that the charges
allegedly stem from when the fundraiser was
soliciting contributions for Santos' campaign.
27-year-old Sam Miele was charged
with four counts of wire fraud
and aggravated identity theft.
AP reports that through the alleged scheme,
Miele defrauded donors in an attempt to
raise money for Santos under false pretenses.
According to prosecutors, Miele impersonated a
“high-ranking aide to a member of the House with leadership responsibilities" by using a fake name and email address.
In an August 16 filing, prosecutors said that the events
of the case overlap with allegations against Santos
that he committed wire fraud and money laundering.
Federal prosecutors accuse Miele of sending
"fraudulent fundraising solicitations" to over
a dozen people between August and December of 2021.
Prosecutors said that Miele earned a 15%
commission for every contribution he raised.
Three months ago, Santos was arrested on charges
of wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public
funds and making false statements to Congress. .
Three months ago, Santos was arrested on charges
of wire fraud, money laundering, theft of public
funds and making false statements to Congress. .
AP reports that Republicans in the House,
who currently hold a narrow majority,
have failed to call for Santos to be expelled.