Three months ago, elect George Santos and his sister, Tiffany Lee Devolder Santos, packed their bags and left Queens rented for 2 years in disrepair, The Post reported.
Owner and owner of the constructing 151-47 twelfth Ave. in Whitestone told The Post that the 2 at all times paid their rent on time but left the place in disrepair.
“They had 4 dogs and so they did numerous damage to the place so that they left,” said Nancy Pothos.
The modest apartment is 960 square feet. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Photos obtained by The Post show that the mansion is nothing wanting the lavish lifestyle described by Santos, who was elected last month to represent New York’s third congressional district.
The fridge within the kitchen blocks the door so you possibly can only get out and in through a small opening. And the facilities seem quite outdated.
While it’s unclear how much they rented the property for, it’s estimated to be price $2,900 a month.
Pothos bought the constructing in 1999 for $200,000, in accordance with records – about $362,000 today. It was briefly listed on the market in March 2020 for $749,000.
On Monday, Santos, 34, pleaded guilty to fabricating his education and work experience for The Post, but insisted the controversy wouldn’t stop him from serving a two-year term in Congress.
“I’m not a criminal,” Santos said at one point during his exclusive interview. “This [controversy] won’t stop me from achieving a great legislative record. I will likely be effective. I’ll be good.”
Santos’ skilled biography got here into query earlier this month after the New York Times reported that he had misrepresented plenty of claims, including where he attended college and his alleged employment history with high-profile Wall Street firms.
“My sins beautify my CV. I’m sorry,” Santos said, confessing that he “never worked directly” for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, attributing the fiction to “bad alternative of words.”
Santos also admitted that he never graduated from any college, despite previously claiming to have received his degree from CUNY Baruch in 2010.
He also lied about his family history, claiming to be Jewish and that his grandparents were fleeing the Nazis during World War II.
Santos told The Post he was “clearly Catholic”, but claimed his grandmother told stories about him being Jewish and later converting to Catholicism.
“I never claimed to be Jewish,” Santos said. “I’m Catholic. Because I discovered that my maternal family is of Jewish descent, I said I used to be “Jewish”.
On Tuesday, Santos was spotted walking two of his 4 dogs to his recent flat in Elmhurst, which he also shares together with his sister.
The post asked for comment.