New-York Republican Congressman-elect who was lauded as the first openly gay Republican to win a seat in the House of Representatives without incumbent in 2022. In January of 2023 he fell under scrutiny when elements of his resume and statements about his past came to light as untrue. Among the discrepancies were that he did not graduate from the college he claimed to, he did not work for the firms he said he did, he is not Jewish and he never actually formed the animal rescue charity he said he had. Beyond that, it was revealed he was charged with check fraud in Brazil.' After accusations were made, Santos admitted he had never graduated from college. He worked temporarily as a Portuguese language customer service agent for DISH network. He was elected in November of 2022 to an open congressional seat in New York, defeating democratic candidate Robert Zimmerman.