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An annotated look at Rep. George Santos’s resume with made-up work experience and fake degrees

Rep-elect George Santos speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 19, 2022.Rep-elect George Santos speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 19, 2022.

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  • Republican Rep. George Santos admitted to lying about his accolades during his campaign.
  • He’s facing calls to resign and potential legal trouble.
  • Insider annotated a copy of his resume obtained by The New York Times.

Rep. George Santos admitted that he started his political career by fabricating details of his education, life, and experiences.

The New York Times obtained a copy of his error-riddled resume which he sent to the Nassau County Republican Committee in 2020 after showing interest in running for office.

“He answered the questions — obviously not truthfully — but at that time we trusted him,” Joseph G. Cairo Jr., the chairman of the Nassau committee, said according to The Times. Cairo said it was critical to set up a better process to check the credibility of potential candidates: “We were duped here.”

The Republican congressman now faces calls to resign and looming legal trouble.

“I was elected to serve the people of #NY03 not the party & politicians, I remain committed to doing that and regret to hear that local officials refuse to work with my office to deliver results to keep our community safe and lower the cost of living. I will NOT resign!” Santos wrote on Twitter Wednesday.

His resume offers a window into his previously unchecked deception that led to his candidacy and inauguration.

A summary of his skills includes “coin counter.”George Santos resumeGeorge Santos resume

Nassau County Republican Committee/The New York Times

Santos, like many people, opened up his resume with his name, contact information, and a summary of his experiences.

“Enthusiastic leader able to provide a high level of service and enthusiasm for building positive experiences with a history of transforming inefficient, underperforming operations into successful enterprises,” his resume summary reads.

It goes on to list a multitude of his skills including “currency and coin counter.”


His work experience includes companies he did not work at.George Santos ResumeGeorge Santos Resume

Nassau County Republican Committee/New York Times

Over the span of two unpolished pages, Santos’s resume lists four companies that he claimed to have worked at between February 2011 to when he submitted his resume to the committee in 2020. But, according to the Times, Santos was not employed at CitiGroup at any point between February 2011 to January 2014 or at Goldman Sachs from January 2017 to August 2017.

His education includes two colleges he never attended.George Santos Resume

Nassau County Republican Committee/The New York Times

Santos falsely claimed to have graduated from “Baruch College (CUNY” in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in “Economics/Finance” and “NYU New York University” in 2013 with an MBA in International Business. He recently admitted that he never graduated from college. 

He also says on the resume that he achieved a 3.89 GPA from Baruch College, which recently said Santos never attended. 

A spokesman for NYU told The Times they had no attendance records that matched his name and birth date.


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