Gay Republican Representative-elect George Santos looks to be in facing legal challenges in Brazil, according to the New York Times.Santos is set to be sworn in on Tuesday as the congressman for New York’s Third Congressional District, which includes a large portion of Long Island.
He is the first out Republican to win an election who is not an incumbent.The paper reported on Monday that Brazilian authorities have said they will revive fraud charges against the controversial politician who has been under fire after a Times investigation began unraveling various parts of his biography.
The lies that Santos allegedly told have led local and federal prosecutors in the U.S. to look into whether he was involved in criminal activity.An earlier investigation found that Santos was accused of using a stolen checkbook, but the 2008 incident didn’t go anywhere in the country’s legal system because authorities couldn’t find Santos.Now, law enforcement in Brazil says that once Santos has been found there will be a request sent to the U.S.
Justice Department to alert Santos to the charges. From there, the case will start regardless of whether Santos is in Brazil or not.The Times reports:Just a month before his 20th birthday, Mr.