Rep. George Santos (R-NY) turned himself in on Wednesday as he faces a 13-count indictment, including wire fraud, money laundering and theft of public funds.
The indictment — read it here — also includes two counts of lying on House of Representatives disclosure forms.
Since he was elected to his seat in November, Santos has been the butt of comedian’s jokes and late night humor as revelations showed he had repeatedly lied about his background. He himself admitted to being a bit of a fabulist, but he refused to resign his seat in the House. Faced with a slim majority, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has also declined to call for him to step down, even though politicians of both parties have asked him to do so.
More to come.