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U.S. Attorney: Santos 'presently engaged' in negotiating plea deal

Santos pleaded not guilty in October after prosecutors brought a superseding indictment against him with 10 additional charges.

Published: December 11, 2023 5:30pm

Former New York Republican Rep. George Santos is working with federal prosecutors on a plea agreement to resolve his indictment on 23 federal charges, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York has said.

Santos pleaded not guilty in October after prosecutors brought a superseding indictment against him with 10 additional charges. He secured released on a $500,000 bond at the time. He has since been expelled from Congress in the wake of a damning House Ethics Committee report. 

"The parties are presently engaged in plea negotiations with the goal of resolving this matter without the need for a trial," the agenda for the Tuesday conference reads, according to The Hill. "The parties wish to continue those negotiations over the next thirty days and respectfully submit that the ends of justice served by such an excludable delay outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial."

Neither party has publicly outlined possible terms as of yet and the trial is not set to begin until September. In the meantime, Santos has since turned to selling personalized videos on Cameo to bring in revenue. As of press time, he is charging $500 for each.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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