Partner Keri Axel Interviewed on LiveNow Fox TV about Rep. George Santos Indictment

Former federal prosecutor Keri Curtis Axel, interviewed on May 12, 2023 about New York Republican Congressman George Santos facing 13 federal charges for fraud, money laundering, and theft, told LiveNow Fox, “This is a very interesting indictment because it’s a potpourri of different fraud charges,” involving lying to contributors, lying to state and federal authorities about unemployment benefits, and lying on campaign disclosure forms. Rep. Santos pled not guilty to the 13-count federal indictment Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

Speaking with Fox Host Giacomo Luca, White Collar Defense Attorney Axel said, “It’s always serious business to bring federal charges against anyone, because steep sentences are involved, and, if convicted, it will change your life forever.”

Axel said that when the government has hard evidence, such as text messages, it is harder to refute the charges. “The government does often put one’s emails and text messages together to devastating effect,” she said. “He may have some kind of defense, but his defense strategy seems difficult.”

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