(PatriotWise.com) – New York Congressman George Santos’ consulting company the Devolder Organization LLC claimed as its business address a mail processing center in a Melbourne, Florida strip mall.
The business address listed in a report Devolder filed with Florida on January 11 is the same as the Fast Mail N More store in a strip mall that also includes a nail salon, a Chinese restaurant, and a Dollar Tree.
The Devolder Organization, which Santos claimed managed $80 million in assets, was reportedly dissolved last September but was reinstated in December just one day after the New York Times initially revealed that the New York Congressman had fabricated nearly all of his biographical background.
The 34-year-old freshman Congressman is facing an investigation into possible campaign finance law violations in connection to claims that he loaned his campaign over $700,000 despite declaring an annual salary of $55,000 in 2020.
Santos initially claimed that he loaned his campaign through money he was paid by Devolder.
In January, the watchdog group Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the FEC claiming that Santos did not report any client payments exceeding $5,000 and arguing that it was “wildly implausible” that Devolder generated enough cash to loan his campaign $700,000.
But last Tuesday, Santos submitted an amended FEC filing saying the loan was not from his personal funds. However, he did not disclose where the cash came from.
The House Ethics Committee is also looking into the source of Santos’ money and whether he fabricated campaign expenses.
This week, CNN reported that during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, Santos told the Republican conference that he wanted to step down from his committee assignments until the investigations have been resolved.
Currently, Santos is a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Committee on Small Business.
Santos later confirmed to reporters that the decision to step down from his committee posts was his and not the Republican leadership’s.
Santos told reporters that he decided “on my own” because it “best represented” the interests of his voters.
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