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George Santos plays down talk of plea deal in fraud case

New York Congressman George Santos said that talks of a plea deal in the fraud case against him are merely “speculative,” after prosecutors asked for the delay of a court-ordered meeting, in part to continue “discussions” with the Republican representative.

In a Tuesday letter written to Judge Joanna Seybert, who is overseeing the matter, Assistant US Attorney Ryan Harris asked for a delay of the status conference scheduled for 7 September, as Mr Santos needs more time to review “voluminous discoverable material previously produced by the government.”

Prosecutors added that they are also expecting to make “another substantial production of discoverable material” this week.