Things just keep getting worse for Rep. George Santos, now known as “the Long Island Liar.” The New York newly elected Republic has already admitted to telling multiple lies during his campaign for Congress.
Now there are new allegations that could make this guy even more of a target of angst.
There are reports that Santos allegedly conned a disabled and homeless military veteran out of thousands of dollars that were given to help save the man’s dying service dog.
Richard Osthoff, the veteran, told the media that he met Santos, who said his name was Anthony Devolder when he was having hard times in May of 2016. Osthoff served in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 2002, but in 2016 he was living in a tent in an abandoned chicken coop in New Jersey with his service dog “Sapphire.”
The dog developed a life-threatening stomach tumor and Osthoff, 47, looking for help. The surgery would cost $3,000, and a veterinary technician pointed Osthoff toward a pet charity. The man “running” the charity was named Anthony Devolder and the charity was called “Friends of Pets United.”
Osthoff, along with a friend who was a veteran, retired police Sgt. Michael Boll told the media that Santos set up the GoFundMe account, closed it when it reached $3,000, and disappeared.
“He stopped answering my texts and calls,” Osthoff told the local news.
Boll tried contacting Santos and told him that he was messing with a veteran and asked him to return the money. Santos would not cooperate.
The dog eventually died and Santos told Ostoff that he didn’t do things his way so he used the money for other dogs.
Santos wrote, “Remember it is our credibility that got GoFundme […] to contribute. We are audited like every 501c3 and we are with the highest standards of integrity.”
It was later reported that the charity was not a registered nonprofit.
This guy needs to resign immediately.