FBI investigating George Santos' role in dog fundraising scheme

George Santos.
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The disabled Navy veteran who accused Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) of taking thousands of dollars raised for his dying service dog announced on Wednesday that he has spoken with the FBI about the incident.

The vet, Richard Osthoff, says that in 2016, a GoFundMe was set up to raise money for his dog, Sapphire, who needed surgery. Santos helped bring in donations through a charity linked to him, but when it was time to turn over the $3,000 that had been raised, Santos started "coming up with all these excuses," Osthoff said, before refusing to give him any of the money. Osthoff could not afford the surgery, and Sapphire died.

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