NEW YORK -- George Santos has been called the "greatest fiction in the history of Congressional politics," a "serial liar" unlike any in American history.
So just how did he transform himself from an obscure resident of Brazil obsessed with luxury and status into a famous Republican politician elected to represent a Long Island district?
And he did all of this on a foundation of staggering lies.
"George Santos: The Man, The Myths, The Lessons," an ABC7 New York Eyewitness News investigation, reveals his unlikely origin story, talks to people who knew him when, charts his stunning rise to congressman, breaks down what might happen next to him, and asks, ominously, if his saga may just be the tip of the iceberg for our democracy.
Watch the full investigation "George Santos: The Man, The Myths, The Lessons" above or wherever you stream ABC7.
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