George Santos’ new treasurer claims he didn’t agree to be named to the position

George Santos’ new treasurer claims he didn’t agree to be named to the position

Mendacity Rep. George Santos’ marketing campaign changed the New York Republican’s longtime treasurer on Wednesday with a person who says he didn’t comply with take the job, based on a report. 

New filings with the Federal Election Fee title Thomas Datwyler because the treasurer of Santos’ marketing campaign and 6 political committees aligned with the embattled consultant, the New York Occasions reviews. 

Nevertheless, a lawyer for Datwyler stated Wednesday that Santos’ workforce listed him as treasurer with out his authorization. 

“On Monday, we knowledgeable the Santos marketing campaign that Mr. Datwyler wouldn’t be taking on as treasurer,” Datwyler’s lawyer, Derek Ross, instructed the information outlet. “And there seems to be some disconnect between that dialog and this submitting.”

Datwyler beforehand labored alongside Santos’ chief of workers, Charles Lovett, on the failed Senate marketing campaign of Ohio Republican Josh Mandel. Datwyler was changed as treasurer on the Mandel marketing campaign and accused by Mandel’s workforce in a letter to the FEC of being liable for a “gorgeous variety of inexplicable reporting errors,” based on the New York Occasions. 

Santos talks with reporters as he makes his method from the Republican Nationwide Committee workplace in Washington, DC, Jan. 25, 2023.Rod Lamkey – CNP

It’s unclear why the Santos marketing campaign is changing former treasurer Nancy Marks, who has been concerned with Santos since his first congressional run in 2020 and labored as treasurer for former New York GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin’s failed marketing campaign for governor.

On Wednesday, Santos’ workforce amended a number of marketing campaign finance paperwork to point out {that a} $500,000 mortgage he made to his 2022 congressional marketing campaign didn’t come from “private funds of the candidate.” It’s unknown the place these funds he lent his marketing campaign got here from. 

A lawyer stated Wednesday that Santos’ workforce listed him as treasurer with out his authorization. AP

Santos is going through stress to resign from his congressional seat after his admission to The Publish final month that he lied about graduating faculty and dealing for high funding corporations. 

He’s at present beneath investigation on the federal, state, and county degree, reportedly over a whole lot of 1000’s of {dollars} in loans made to his marketing campaign coming off a job the place he reported incomes $55,000 a yr in wage. 

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