DIRTY DOG: Disgraced Santos Allegedly Stole $3K Raised for Veteran's Service Dog; Report

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.18.23

The Santos saga continues.

According to a report from The New York Post, embattled GOP Rep. George Santos is facing new allegations that he raised —and stole —$3,000 for a veteran’s sick dog; he used the alias “Anthony Devolder.”

From The New York Post:

The veteran, Richard Osthoff, told the local news site Patch that he met Santos, who introduced himself as Anthony Devolder, during a tough time in his life in May 2016.

Osthoff, who was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2002, was living in a tent on the side of Route 9 in Howell, New Jersey, with his beloved service dog Sapphire at the time, Patch reported.

Sapphire was suffering from a life-threatening stomach tumor that was growing by the day and surgery to remove the tumor would cost $3,000, according to the vet’s estimate, Osthoff said.

The veteran, who couldn’t afford the surgery, said a veterinary technician took him aside and offered assistance via a pet charity called Friends of Pets United run by Anthony Devolder, an alias used by Santos in the past.

Devolder set up a GoFundMe to raise funds for Sapphire and once it hit its goal of $3,000, he closed and deleted the fundraising page and became hard to reach before he disappeared altogether, Osthoff told Patch.

Osthoff, now 47, says he never saw any of the cash and Sapphire died in 2017.

“Little girl never left my side in 10 years,” Osthoff told Patch. “I went through two bouts of seriously considering suicide, but thinking about leaving her without me saved my life. I loved that dog so much, I inhaled her last breaths when I had her euthanized.”

When reached for comment, Santos denied knowing who Osthoff was.

“Fake,” the embattled lawmaker texted Semafor. “No clue who this is.”

More over at The New York Post:

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