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Samuel Miele, left, leaves Federal Court in Central Islip, N.Y., with his lawyer, Kevin Marino, on Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023. Miele, a former fundraiser for U.S. Rep. George Santos, pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge. (John Roca/Newsday via AP)

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A former fundraiser for U.S. Rep. George Santos pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal wire fraud charge, admitting he impersonated a high-ranking congressional aide while raising campaign cash for the embattled New York Republican.

By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press November 14, 2023