Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 744 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 261,996
Pageviews Today: 349,790Threads Today: 58Posts Today: 1,571
03:02 AM

Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing

FBI Investigating Santos For Role in GoFundMe Scam For Vet's Dying Dog

Captain KC Jones

User ID: 77434575
United States
02/01/2023 06:35 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
FBI Investigating Santos For Role in GoFundMe Scam For Vet's Dying Dog
The FBI is speaking with a Navy veteran who recently alleged that Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., essentially stole thousands of dollars from an online fundraising campaign intended to cover lifesaving surgery for his service dog.

Richard Osthoff told NBC News on Wednesday that he had been on the phone with the FBI and provided all requested records and information, including text messages dating back to his exchanges with Santos in 2016 about raising $3,000 for his dog Sapphire.

“I’m elated the big guys finally picked it up,” Osthoff said. “I turned over all my text messages and I’m in the process of turning over everything related to the GoFundMe campaign."

Politico first reported on the scope of the FBI's investigation. An FBI spokesman in New York declined comment, as did a spokesperson for the Eastern District of New York.

Osthoff's allegations drew national attention after Patch.com first reported on his claims that the funds Santos helped raise on GoFundMe through a charity group linked to the lawmaker were never made available.

Osthoff later said in an NBC News interview that Santos helped him launch the fundraiser but began “coming up with all these excuses” about the money and ultimately refused to hand over the funds.

[link to www.nbcnews.com (secure)]