In federal court on Friday, Representative George Santos entered a not guilty plea to ten allegations that included, among other things, stealing the identities of donors and making thousands of dollars in fraudulent transactions on their credit cards.
On behalf of his client, Joseph Murray, the attorney for the New York Republican, submitted a not guilty plea.
The trial date was set by US District Judge Joanna Seybert for September 9, 2024.
A superseding indictment released earlier this month revealed the 10 allegations.
Among other things, it contains accusations that the New York Republican stole money from his business and worked with his former campaign treasurer to inflate donation totals in order to meet fundraising goals established by national Republicans.
There are now 23 counts against Santos as a result of this new batch of accusations.
The supplementary indictment revealed fresh and detrimental information on Santos’ purported attempts to make personal gains from his campaign.
Santos, 35, entered a not guilty plea to 13 federal counts in May. Seven wire fraud counts, three money laundering counts, one public fund theft count, and two counts of making substantially false statements to the US House of Representatives were among the original allegations.
The court hearing on Friday occurs one day after a resolution to remove Santos from Congress was filed by a number of New York Republicans, including Rep. Anthony D’Esposito.