Newly minted Congressman George Santos is in one other scandal and was simply sworn in. This time, George took what gave the impression to be an unlawful donation. The donation from Rocco Oppedisano, who was expelled from the U.S. in January 2019, appears to be like fairly fishy since he is an Italian nationwide and confessed smuggler of undocumented immigrants. Santos, an immigration hard-liner, reportedly accepted assist from an Italian caught piloting a yacht filled with Chinese language migrants. It is only one factor after one other with this man.
By way of The Every day Beast:
The reward from Rocco Oppedisano—expelled from the U.S. in January 2019, and who was subsequently intercepted piloting a yacht full of unauthorized migrants and $200,000 in money towards Florida—was only one side of the assist the freshman Republican and immigration hardliner acquired from the Queens-based clan that controls upscale eatery Il Bacco. Santos has been unabashed about his affection for the restaurant and his affinity for its house owners, Rocco Oppedisano’s brother Joseph and niece Tina.
As a truth-challenged candidate, Santos appointed the father-daughter pair, plus her fiancé, to his “Small Companies for Santos Coalition,” and made Tina its chair. The marketing campaign, already recognized for its suspect cash maneuvers, additionally spent $25,443.64 at Il Bacco for the reason that Republican launched his first run for his Lengthy Island-Queens seat in 2020, based on federal marketing campaign finance information. The marketing campaign additional reported owing Il Bacco $18,773.54 for its election night time get together in November.
Particularly hanging to authorized specialists is that greater than half a dozen of these bills, marked “Meals and Beverage” within the submitting, got here in at precisely $199.99—one penny wanting the edge that may have required the marketing campaign to retain receipts of the transaction.
The hits preserve coming with this man:
However much more disturbing to him was the Sept. 22, 2022, reward from Rocco Oppedisano, who court docket and property information present was stripped of his everlasting resident standing following a firearms and drug bust at properties belonging to Joseph Oppedisano in 2009.
Nassau County GOP officers referred to as for Santos to resign instantly over his “marketing campaign of deceit, lies, and fabrication.”
This man’s complete life is a significant fuck-up. You’ll be able to take a look at The Every day Beast’s piece right here. They did a deep dive into the smuggler’s authorized points.