the life and lies of george santos

George Santos, the Republican representative-elect from New York, ran for office and won his seat in part on an inspiring personal story.

But when Times reporters started looking into his background, they made some astonishing revelations: Almost all of Mr. Santos’s story was fake.


Michael Gold, a reporter covering New York for The New York Times.

Mr. Santos in the House of Representatives this month. He has asked voters to forgive him.
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