December 3, 2023

By Nicki Brown | CNN

Rep. George Santos pleaded not responsible in federal courtroom Friday to 10 fees alleging he stole donors’ identities and ran up hundreds of {dollars} in fraudulent fees on their bank cards, amongst different offenses.

The New York Republican’s legal professional Joseph Murray entered the not responsible plea on behalf of his shopper.

US District Choose Joanna Seybert set a trial date for September 9, 2024.

The ten fees have been unveiled in a superseding indictment filed earlier this month. It additionally contains allegations that the New York Republican embezzled money from his firm and conspired together with his former marketing campaign treasurer to falsify donation totals as a way to hit fundraising targets set by nationwide Republicans, amongst different offenses.

This contemporary spherical of fees brings the whole variety of counts in opposition to Santos to 23. The superseding indictment supplied new and damaging particulars about Santos’ alleged efforts to personally revenue by his marketing campaign.

In Could, Santos, 35, pleaded not responsible to 13 federal fees. These preliminary fees included seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of cash laundering, one rely of theft of public funds and two counts of constructing materially false statements to the US Home of Representatives.

Friday’s courtroom look comes in the future after a number of New York Republicans, led by Rep. Anthony D’Esposito, filed a decision to expel Santos from Congress.