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George Anthony Devolder Santos Biography

Santos, George Anthony Devolder Born July 22, 1988, she is the U.S. representative for New York’s 3rd congressional district, serving since 2023. The district includes parts of northern Nassau County on Long Island and northeastern Queens. A member of the Republican Party, Santos has been accused of misusing campaign funds and fraud, including fabricating details about his personal and financial background. He was elected to Congress in 2022 after previously running unsuccessfully in 2020 against incumbent Thomas Suozzi. 

Brazilian court documents show that Santos lived in Brazil at least between July 2008 and July 2011. Two former acquaintances of Santos say that Santos competed as a drag queen in Brazilian beauty pageants in 2008 using the drag name Kitara Ravache, and one of them said that Santos began cross-dressing as a drag queen in Niterói, Brazil, in 2005. In addition, journalist Joâo Fraga pointed to his video interview of a drag performer, saying that this performer was George Santos performing as Kitara Ravage. Santos has denied having been a drag queen, calling the allegations “categorically false” and accusing the media of making “outrageous claims about my life.”  

In 2018, using the name Anthony Devolder, Santos knocked on the door of Republican Vickie Paladino, who was then running for the State Senate and was later elected to the New York City Council. He asked about volunteering for her campaign, pushing for a no-kill shelter for animals to be built in College Point and saying he worked on Wall Street and could get large donors there to contribute. After he took a few campaign signs, Paladino’s staff heard little further from him. The next year, a bid to get Santos elected to the Queens County Republican Committee failed to get enough signatures to qualify him for the ballot. 

Before serving in Congress, Santos worked for a variety of businesses in New York and Florida. Most recently, he worked for a Florida-based alternative investment firm accused of running a Ponzi scheme, although Santos was not named in any charges and has denied any knowledge of the fraud. After a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint against the company, Santos formed a company called Devolder Organization LLC. 

Santos has made numerous dubious and false claims about his biography, work history, and financial status in public and private. Six weeks after his election, numerous news outlets reported that large parts of his self-published biography appeared to be fabricated, including false claims about his ancestry, education, employment, charity work, property ownership, and crimes of which he claimed to be a victim. 

Santos has made numerous dubious and false claims about his biography, work history, and financial status in public and private. Six weeks after his election, numerous news outlets reported that large parts of his self-published biography appeared to be fabricated, including false claims about his ancestry, education, employment, charity work, property ownership, and crimes of which he claimed to be a victim. Santos has admitted to lying about his education and employment;  as of January 2023, he is under investigation by U.S. federal, state, county, and Brazilian authorities. Santos confessed in 2010 to committing check fraud in 2008 in Brazil. But he failed to appear in a Brazilian court in 2011, leaving the case unresolved. In the wake of his election, Brazilian authorities revived the case in late 2022. Meanwhile, in the United 

Santos confessed in 2010 to committing check fraud in 2008 in Brazil, but he failed to appear in Brazilian court in 2011, leaving the case unresolved. In the wake of his election, Brazilian authorities revived the case in late 2022. Meanwhile, in the United States, there have been several judgments against Santos regarding eviction and personal debt cases; in 2022, Santos was accused of and admitted to failing to pay thousands of dollars in judgments from the 2010s. 

Early life, family, and education: Santos was born on July 22, 1988, to Fatima Aziza Caruso Horta Devolder and Gercino Antonio dos Santos Jr., both of whom were born in Brazil. His maternal grandparents, Paulo Horta Devolder and Rosalina Caruso Horta Devolder were also born in Brazil. Three of his four maternal great-grandparents were also born in Brazil. Three of his four maternal great-grandparents were also born in Brazil, with the other born in Belgium in 1863 and immigrating to Brazil in 1884. His paternal grandparents are unknown. Fatima Devolder initially immigrated to Florida as a migrant worker to pick beans in 1985. She later moved to New York City and worked as a housekeeper, cook, and nanny. Junior Santos worked as a house painter. Santos has claimed to have dual citizenship in the U.S. and Brazil through his parents; in 2013, a Brazilian court described him as an American national. He has a sister, Tiffany Lee Devolder Santos, who is an American national. He has a sister, Tiffany Lee Devolder Santos. The New York Times verified that Santos earned a high school equivalency diploma in New York in 2006. He has admitted to lying about graduating from any college.

Brazilian court documents show that Santos lived in Brazil at least between July 2008 and July 2011. Two former acquaintances of Santos say that Santos competed as a drag queen in Brazilian beauty pageants in 2008 using the drag name Kitara Ravache, and one of them said that Santos began cross-dressing as a drag queen in Niterói, Brazil, in 2005. In addition, journalist Joâo Fraga pointed to his video interview of a drag performer, saying that this performer was George Santos performing as Kitara Ravage. 

Editor Josh Hammer and members of the Freedom Party of Austria and Alternative for Germany are two right-wing European parties with an authoritarian heritage.  

In a December 2022 email, Santos offered a bus trip to Washington that included an opportunity to attend his swearing-in ceremony and a campaign-led tour of the “Capitol grounds” for a donation ranging from $100 to $500; charging for tours of the U.S. Capitol is a violation of 

Congressional ethics rules.

On January 3, 2023, a series of unsuccessful ballots in the 2023 election for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives meant that Santos and other representatives-elect could not be sworn in as representatives.

Santos voted for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker in each of the 15 rounds of voting. 

Other New York House Republicans kept their distance from him on the House floor 

Anthony D’Esposito, the representative from the neighboring 4th district, who had previously appeared with Santos in interviews, did not greet him. Santos was not included in a photo of the Republican members from southern New York with McCarthy that was posted on Twitter. 

In the first weeks of the 118th Congress, Santos cosponsored a resolution to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas; 32 fellow Republicans cosponsored the impeachment resolution.

On January 11, 2023, the leadership of the Nassau County Republican Committee and four Republican New York congressmen who had also been elected in 2022 D’Esposito, Nick 

Lakota, Nick Langworthy, and Brandon Williams called for Santos to resign. The other two freshman Republican members of Congress from New York followed suit. All six were elected by Joseph from competitive districts. Cairo, the chair of the Nassau County Republican Party, said that Santos “disgraced the House of Representatives and we do not consider him one of our congresspeople” and “expedited review” of Santos’s behavior. Langworthy, former state 

Republican chair and Gerard Kassar, the Conservative chair, on whose lines Santos had run, called for him to resign. Santos refused to resign, and he kept the support of the Republican House leadership, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, and congresswoman Elise Stefanik (the fourth-highest-ranking House 

Republican), who rely in part on Santos’s vote to support their very narrow Republican majority in the House. [79] McCarthy did not deny Santos committee assignments or impose any penalty on him for the misrepresentations he made during his campaign. Leadership, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (the fourth-highest-ranking House Republican), rely in part on Santos’s vote to support their very narrow Republican majority in the House. 

McCarthy did not deny Santos committee assignments or impose any penalty on him for the 

misrepresentations he made during his campaign. Committee assignments 

•Committee on Small Business

•Committee on Space, Science, and Technology

Political positions Santos has aligned himself with former President Donald Trump. At a March 2019 event held by the conservative #WalkAway 

A foundation that encouraged members of the LGBTQ community to leave the Democratic Party, Santos (introducing himself as Anthony Devolder) claimed to have formed a group called United for Trump and asked a transgender YouTube star how she “can help educate other trans people about not having to follow the narrative that the media and the Democrats put forward.” 

In August 2021, Santos called President Joe Biden a “pathological liar.” 

In August 2021, Santos called President Joe Biden a “pathological liar.” 

Santos has called police brutality a “made-up concept.” In a 2022 speech to the Whitestone Republican Club in Whitestone, Queens, Santos called abortion “barbaric” and compared it to slavery.   Allegations of withholding funds raised for pets. 

According to an online page promoting the event, Santos’s pet charity, Friends of Pets United, held a 2017 fundraiser event with a New Jersey animal rescue group, charging $50 per entry, but the intended beneficiary told The New York Times that Santos never gave her any of the proceeds, instead only making excuses for not transferring the money. 

In January 2023, disabled veteran Richard Osthoff and veteran/retired police officer Michael Boll alleged that after a GoFundMe Santos set up in 2016 raised $3,000 for Osthoff’s ill service dog, Sapphire, Santos disappeared without spending the funds on Sapphire. The alleged incident 

happened when Osthoff was homeless and Sapphire had already developed a life-threatening stomach tumor, with surgery costing $3,000 A veterinary technician recommended Santos (under the name Anthony Devolder, with Friends of Pets United) to Osthoff, and the effort raised the money for Sapphire within two months, said Osthoff. The Facebook page of George Devolder featured a post linking to the GoFundMe, with the Facebook post stating that “Sapphire is a 10-year-old red nose pit bull” that “does not funds raised for pets 

According to an online page promoting the event, Santos’s pet charity, Friends of Pets United, held a 2017 fundraiser event with a New Jersey animal rescue group, charging $50 per entry, but the intended beneficiary told The New York Times that Santos never gave her any of the proceeds, instead only making excuses for not transferring the money. 

In January 2023, disabled veteran Richard Osthoff and veteran/retired police officer Michael Boll alleged that after a GoFundMe Santos set up in 2016 raised $3,000 for Osthoff’s ill service dog, Sapphire, Santos disappeared without spending the funds on Sapphire.

The alleged incident’s personal life The Daily Beast has reported that despite Santos having previously come out as gay, he married a woman in 2012.  The Daily Beast says she filed for divorce from Santos in May 2013, with the case being discontinued in December 2013. Santos began dating a man, Pedro Vilarva, in 2014, and they lived together until Vilarva moved out in early 2015. Santos and his wife ultimately divorced in 2019, 12 days before he officially filed his first congressional campaign. Santos indicated he was living with a partner named Matheus (or Matt), whom he has subsequently called his husband, in 2020.  They have four dogs.  In October 2022, Santos told the media, “I am openly gay and have never had an issue with my sexual identity in the past decade.” Santos did not publicly acknowledge his first marriage 

until after it was reported in December 2022. In December 2022, he told the Post, 

“I dated women in the past.” “I married a woman,” he said, adding that he was “OK with [his] sexuality.” “I moved during the campaign.” The New York Post On December 30, 2022, the original was archived.

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