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NY War Room: Anthony D’Esposito Connected to Serial-Fraudster George Santos’ Treasurer

November 1, 2023

New York, NY – As George Santos faces an expulsion resolution led by vulnerable Long Island Republican Anthony D’Esposito, the two still share a strong campaign finance bond in the form of treasurer Thomas Datwyler.

Datwyler initially told the FEC that he was played by Santos, only to rescind his statements and therefore nullify the idea that he was duped by Santos. D’Esposito’s ties to Datwyler, who still serves as his campaign treasurer, might explain the sudden change of heart he feels regarding expelling George Santos as re-election nears. Fellow vulnerable Long Island Republican Nick LaLota also has long-standing ties with Datwyler despite signing onto the expulsion resolution.

“As further details unfold tying Anthony D’Esposito and Nick LaLota to those involved in Santos’ extensive deception, it’s clear that the only reason they’re moving to expel Santos after protecting him for months is because their re-election chances are at risk,” HMP NY Press Secretary Alisha Heng said. “D’Esposito and LaLota cannot be trusted as they fail to disclose how deep their ties to Santos go, and HMP will ensure they are voted out in 2024.”