George Santos’ new treasurer says he hasn’t agreed to take the job
Representative George Santos’ lying campaign on Wednesday has replaced the New York Republican’s longtime treasurer with a man who says he did not agree to take the job, according to a report.
New documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission name Thomas Datwyler as Santos’ campaign treasurer and six political committees aligning themselves with the embattled representative, The New York Times reports.
However, a lawyer for Datwyler said on Wednesday that the Santos team had listed him as treasurer without his consent.
“On Monday, we informed the Santos campaign that Mr. Datwyler would not be taking over as treasurer,” Datwyler’s attorney, Derek Ross, told the outlet. “And there seems to be a gap between that conversation and that request.”
Datwyler previously worked with Santos Chief of Staff Charles Lovett on Ohio Republican Josh Mandel’s failed Senate campaign. Datwyler was replaced as treasurer of the Mandel campaign and was accused by Mandel’s team of being responsible for a “staggering number of unexplained reporting errors” in a letter to the FEC, according to The New York Times.
It is unclear why the Santos campaign replaces former treasurer Nancy Marks, who has been involved with Santos since her first run for Congress in 2020 and served as treasurer for the former New York GOP representative’s failed campaign. Lee Zeldin for governor.
On Wednesday, Santos’ team amended several campaign finance documents to show that a $500,000 loan he gave to his 2022 congressional campaign did not come from the candidate’s “personal funds.” It is unclear where the money he borrowed for his campaign came from.
Santos is under pressure to resign from his congressional seat after admitting to the Post last month that he lied about graduating from college and working for top investment firms.
He is currently under investigation at the federal, state and county levels for hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans made to his campaign following a job in which he said he earned $55,000 a year in salary.
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