Congressman George Santos of New York has reached a deal with Brazilian prosecutors in relation to a fraud case.
The prosecutors have agreed to settle the charge against Santos, who is accused of defrauding a shop clerk in the Rio de Janeiro area of $1,300 worth of clothing and shoes.
As part of the deal, Santos will formally confess to the crime and pay damages to the victim.
Santos’ lawyer had requested the deal in lieu of a trial, arguing that Santos is now gainfully employed and re-socialized.
In 2010, Santos had told police that he had written bad checks from a checkbook he stole from an elderly man his mother cared for, in order to purchase the items.