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Judge to Decide Whether to Unseal Names of Bond Suretors Supporting Rep. George Santos’ Pretrial Release

Rep. George Santos' lawyer, Joseph Murray, has urged a judge to deny a request by news outlets to unseal the names of the bond suretors who co-signed the $500,000 bond for Santos' pretrial release. Murray argued that revealing the suretors' identities would put them in a position to suffer great distress, lose their jobs, and even physical injury. The news outlets argue that the public has a right to know who is financially backing Santos' release, but Murray believes the potential consequences outweigh this right. The judge has yet to make a decision on the matter, as Santos is currently facing charges of bribery, wire fraud, and conspiracy.