On Wednesday, Republican Congressman George Santos turned himself in to a federal court after being charged with 13 offenses. The charges included seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of public funds theft, and two counts of providing false statements to the House of Representatives. It is now being reported that Santos has pleaded not guilty to all 13 charges after meeting with the judge this afternoon.
According to the US attorney’s office in New York, Santos is being released on a $500,000 bond and will appear in court next on June 30th.
Judge Joanna Seybert will be residing over the case moving forward.
As part of his bond agreement, Rep. George Santos can travel to New York City, Long Island and Washington, DC, but will need permission from pretrial services if he wants to travel to any other part of the continental US.
Santos also had to surrender his passport to federal authorities.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates.