George Santos ‘did a lot of damage’ to modest Queens rental


Three months ago, Rep.-elect George Santos and his sister, Tiffany Lee Devolder Santos, packed their bags and left their two-year Queens rental in a bad state, The Post can report.

The landlord and building owner of 151-47 12th Ave. in Whitestone told The Post the two always paid their rent on time, but left the place in ruins.

“They had four dogs and they did a lot of damage to the place, so they left,” Nancy Pothos said.

The modest abode measures 960 square feet. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Photos obtained by The Post show the residence as anything but the lavish lifestyle that Santos, who was elected last month to represent New York’s 3rd congressional district, described having.

The fridge in the kitchen blocks the door so that you can only enter and exit through a slight opening. And the appliances appear to be quite dated.

The home spans 960 square feet.
The home spans 960 square feet.
The kitchen.
The kitchen.
One of two living areas.
One of two living areas.

While it’s unclear how much the two rented the property for, it’s estimated to be worth $2,900 per month.

Pothos bought the building in 1999 for $200,000, records show — about $362,000 today. It briefly listed for sale in March 2020 for $749,000.

On Monday, Santos, 34, admitted to fabricating his education and work experience to The Post, but insisted that the controversy won’t deter him from serving out his two-year term in Congress.

The stairs leading to the second level.
The stairs leading to the second level.

“I am not a criminal,” Santos said at one point during his exclusive interview. “This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”

Santos’ professional biography was called into question earlier this month after the New York Times reported he misrepresented a number of claims, including where he attended college and his alleged employment history with high-profile Wall Street firms.

“My sins here are embellishing my resume. I’m sorry,” Santos said, confessing he had “never worked directly” for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, chalking that fib up to a “poor choice of words.”

A second living space.
A second living space.
The back porch.
The back porch.
The back porch.
The back porch.

Santos also admitted that he never graduated from any college, despite previously claiming to have received a degree from CUNY Baruch in 2010.

He also lied about his family’s history, claiming to be Jewish with his grandparents escaping the Nazis during World War II.

Santos told The Post he is “clearly Catholic,” but claimed his grandmother told stories about being Jewish and later converting to Catholicism.

GEORGE SANTOS
Santos also said he worked for Wall Street firms, which proved to be another lie.
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“I never claimed to be Jewish,” Santos said. “I am Catholic. Because I learned my maternal family had a Jewish background I said I was ‘Jew-ish.’”

On Tuesday, Santos was spotted walking with two of his four dogs into his new Elmhurst apartment that he also shares with his sister.

The Post has reached out for comment.



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