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Well, That Was Anticlimactic

As he waits for the wheels of justice to turn, Rep. "George Santos" (R-NY) is out on bail, with a bond signed by two previously unknown people. U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert said that the Representative could not keep the names secret, and the Representative said that it was important enough to him that he was willing to go to jail rather than allow the individuals' identities to be revealed. It turns out that was a lie. Apparently, you can't believe everything that comes out of "Santos'" mouth. Who knew?

As it turns out, "Santos'" guarantors are his aunt, Elma Santos Preven, and his father, Gercino Dos Santos. Given what a soap opera this has been, and the secrecy the Representative was not quite willing to go to the mat for, this turns out to be quite pedestrian. You would think that the founder of the New York Stock Exchange and former chair of the World Bank would have more impressive financial backers than his paternal relatives, but apparently not. (Z)

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