Federal prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation into Rep.-elect George Santos, a law enforcement source confirmed to NBC News on Thursday.
The investigation by federal prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York is at least the second probe into the newly elected Republican, who acknowledged earlier this week that he had fabricated and “embellished” various claims about his background related to his education and background. labor.
The investigation is said to be in its early stages and has not yet focused on any allegations of wrongdoing, but the source confirmed that prosecutors are looking into Santos’s finances, including possible wrongdoing related to financial disclosures and loans he made to his campaign while running for Congress.
Danielle Hass, a spokeswoman for the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, declined to comment. A spokesman for Santos did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
ABC News first reported the federal investigation into Santos.
Santos is also under investigation by the Nassau County District Attorney.
Last week, the New York attorney general’s office said it is “investigating a number of issues” surrounding it. However, the office did not confirm whether it had opened an official investigation.