Saturday, December 31, 2022

Sketchy George Santos burned campaign cash on hotels, meals — and ducked reporting mandate

The election season spending spree included:

$12,386 on Hyatt hotels from West Palm Beach, Fla., to El Paso, Texas.

$14,000 at pricey Queens restaurant Il Bacco.

More than $38,000 crisscrossing the country on Delta Airlines, with which the campaign made 123 separate transactions covering airfare and baggage fees since the start of 2021.

The 34-year-old’s campaign also covered five stays at the Garden City Hotel in his Nassau County-based district — costing nearly $3,000 on top of the almost $11,000 more spent on renting an apartment for “staff.”

“The sheer volume of travel is very unusual for congressional candidates,” Daniel Weiner, a former Federal Elections Commission lawyer who now works at the NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice, told The Post Friday about Santos’ campaign spending habits.

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