George Santos’ late mother Fatima Devolder wasn’t in New York on the time of the September 11 assaults, The Ahead first reported Wednesday. That conflicts with Santos’ claims that his mother was in the South Tower during 9/11 and later handed away from a associated sickness.
The most recent revelation about Santos was uncovered by Alex Calzareth, a Manhattan accountant with a ardour for family tree. He filed a Freedom of Info Request for Fatima Devolder’s immigration data and shared his findings with a number of information retailers.
Information shared with Gothamist point out that Devolder utilized for a visa to enter america in 2003, two years after the assault. She acknowledged in her paperwork that she’d been in Brazil for six years previous to submitting her software.
Main as much as the 2022 election, Santos had made varied claims about his late mother’s work historical past and dying. The NY instances reported he described her as “the first female executive at a major financial institution,” although the publication tracked down associates who described her as a hard-working cleaner who by no means labored on Wall Road.
Whereas Santos scrubbed a number of biographical particulars from his web site – together with references to his household’s Jewish heritage — a point out of his mother and 9/11 remained stay as of Thursday morning.
“George’s mother was in her office in the South Tower on September 11, 2001, when the horrific events of that day unfolded. She survived the tragic events on September 11th, but she passed away a few years later when she lost her battle to cancer,” the web site learn, suggesting the most cancers was associated to her presence during the assault.
“9/11 claimed my mother’s life,” he wrote on Twitter in July 2021.
A now deactivated GoFundMe marketing campaign from December of 2016 archived by the Wayback Machine confirmed Santos, underneath the names (*11*) and “Anthony Zabrovsky” elevating funds for his mother’s funeral and burial.
“Fatima left two children who are not working because she needed 24 hour care,” the GoFundMe acknowledged in Portuguese. “Now they need our help in this very delicate moment.”
It’s unclear why GoFundMe eliminated the marketing campaign from their web site, and the corporate didn’t return a request for remark immediately. Round that very same time GoFundMe kicked one of many emails Santos used off the platform after a disabled veteran claimed Santos had scammed him out of $3,000 he helped increase for an operation for his ailing canine.
Amid a number of probes into his fabricated biography and marketing campaign funds, Santos quietly opened a district workplace in Queens final week.