Brazil Reviving Criminal Charges Against Republican Congressman-Elect George Santos

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 19: New York Congressman-Elect George Santos speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Annual Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 19, 2022. The meeting comes on the heels of former President Donald Trump becoming the first candidate to declare his intention to seek the GOP nomination in the 2024 presidential race. (Photo by David Becker for the Washington Post)

At a glance

  • The case was suspended because law enforcement was not able to find him, the report said.
  • Brazilian prosecutors will now make a formal request to the Department of Justice to notify Santos of the charges.
  • The alleged incident happened when Santos, then 19, entered a small clothing store and spent $700 using a stolen checkbook and a false name, the report said.

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