Nancy Marks, who served as embattled U.S. Rep. George Santos’ campaign treasurer for his 2022 campaign, pleaded guilty to a felony Thursday at Central Islip federal court.
The charge was conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States. Even with the guilty plea, Marks could serve up to five years in prison, with up to three years of supervised release.
Nancy Marks Pleads Guilty
In the courtroom after entering the guilty plea, Marks read a written statement admitting to filing false numbers with the Federal Election Commission for Santos’s campaign — one of which included a $500,000 donation from Santos himself — in order to meet certain benchmarks for national party approval from the Republican Party.
Santos, the prosecution asserted, did not and could not afford to make such a donation.
Marks was released on $100,000 bail and had no comment for reporters as she left the courtroom. She is due back in court April 12, with a sentencing set for April 5.
Raymond Perini, Marks’ attorney, told reporters that she was manipulated by Santos.