George Santos, the new standard bearer for the Republican Party, confessed to theft in Brazil in exchange for having the case dropped against him. This must be a great relief to this ex-drag queen turned anti-drag queen crusader. Now, Kitara only has to deal with criminal charges in a single country now.
From The Washington Post:
According to authorities, Santos, then 19, entered a small clothing store in Niterói called the Salt in 2008 and wrote two bad checks worth $430 for clothing and shoes, court documents show. The merchant soon after went to the police and reported it, leading to a criminal embezzlement charge against Santos.
"I remember because I had to pay that value out of my own pocket," merchant Carlos Bruno Simões told Folha de S.Paulo last year.
Simões attended the Thursday hearing, which lasted less than a half-hour. He said he was disappointed in how little Santos will be forced to pay him.
"He got off super cheap," he said.