CLC Refers FEC Complaint Against George Santos to Justice Department


On January 10, 2023, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) sent the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) the complaint CLC previously filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), urging the DOJ to initiate a criminal investigation and enforcement action against Rep. George Santos and his 2022 campaign committee, Devolder-Santos for Congress, for knowingly and willfully violating federal campaign finance laws. CLC’s complaint alleges that Santos and his campaign engaged in a straw donor scheme to conceal the true sources of $705,000 that Santos purported to loan to his campaign; deliberately reported false disbursement figures on FEC disclosure reports, among many other reporting violations; and illegally used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, including rent on a house that Santos lived in during the campaign.