In Central Islip, New York, the legal landscape shifted as Sam Miele, a former campaign fundraiser for Congressman George Santos, entered a guilty plea on federal wire fraud charges. The courtroom drama unfolded as Miele stood before a federal judge on Tuesday, admitting guilt to one count of wire fraud stemming from a scheme to raise funds by impersonating a congressional aide.
The charges against Miele allege that, in 2021, he engaged in a fraudulent fundraising endeavor by posing as the chief of staff for former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy while soliciting donations for the Santos campaign. This deceptive act. . .