George Santos’s Former Campaign Fundraiser Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges

Samuel Miele, a former fundraiser for embattled Rep. George Santos’s 2020 and 2022 congressional campaigns, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of wire fraud.

Miele agreed to pay $109,171 in restitution, $69,136 in forfeiture, and a separate stipulated payment of $470,000 to a contributor, according to a news release by U.S. Attorney Breon Peace’s office.