George Santos

George Santos full name is George Anthony Devolder Santos. He was born on July 22, 1988 in Brazil. His Guardians Fátima Aziza Caruso Horta Devolder and Gercino Antônio dos Santos Jr. both of whom were born in Brazil.

George Santos

While George Santos lived in Brazil, an acquaintance paid him and his mother to play bingo. which was illegal gambling. He left Brazil while a check fraud case against him there was ongoing and moved to New York City.

George Santos

From October 2011 to July 2012, Santos worked as a customer service representative at a call center for Dish Network in College Point, Queens.

George Santos

After 2013, George Santos worked for Hotels Pro, a subsidiary of Istanbul, Turkiye -headquartered MetGlobal. In early 2016, Santos moved to Orlando, Florida, where Hotels Pro was opening an office. He registered to vote and changed his driver's license to his Florida residence.

George Santos

In 2018, using the name Anthony Devolder, Santos knocked on the door of Republican Vickie Paladino, who was then running for State Senate and was later elected to the New York City Council.

George Santos

Santos was part of a small group of New Yorkers called United for Trump who attempted to organize an August 2019 rally for Trump in Buffalo; he had already helped organize a counter-demonstration to a pro-impeachment rally there.

George Santos

In January 2020, shortly after Santos launched his first campaign for Congress in November 2019, He began working for Harbor City Capital, a Florida-based alternative investment firm.

George Santos

In April 2020, Santos made a since-deleted tweet from his personal account, under the name George Devolder, saying Harbor City offered investors stability in markets then roiled by the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, with "a strategy that mitigates loss and risk while creating cash flow,

George Santos

George Santos was elected to Congress in 2022, after running unsuccessfully in 2020 against incumbent Thomas Suozzi. Santos is the first LGBT Republican elected to federal office as a non-incumbent.

George Santos

In May 2023, George Santos was charged with a host of 13 financial crimes in court papers unsealed Wednesday, including defrauding his donors and wrongly claiming unemployment benefits.