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Father, aunt helped indicted US Representative George Santos post bail


NEW YORK (Reuters) – George Santos’s father and aunt were identified on Thursday as the guarantors of the indicted U.S. representative’s $500,000 bail, after Santos fought unsuccessfully to keep them anonymous.

Gercino dos Santos and Elma Preven agreed to guarantee Santos’ bail, after the first-term congressman pleaded not guilty last month to 13 criminal charges including fraud, money laundering and theft of public funds.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York)

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