Congressman George Santos may be negotiating a plea deal amid his ongoing legal troubles, as prosecutors have sought to delay an upcoming court hearing to discuss “possible paths forward in this matter.”
Santos is facing charges on a 13-count indictment alleging that he misled campaign donors, lied on his financial disclosure forms, and received unemployment benefits he was not entitled to. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Santos was set to be back in court on Thursday, Sept. 7, for a status conference, but prosecutors asking to delay that until Oct. 27 — as they’ve been talking with Santos’ legal team, and “the parties wish to have additional time to continue those discussions.”
Such a move is typical when prosecutors and defendants are engaged in serious talks about a plea deal.
(Congressman George Santos AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)