Serial liar and accused fraudster George Santos — sporting $1,000 Prada loafers in federal court — claimed Tuesday that he won’t be voting in the neck-and-neck special election to fill his vacated Long Island congressional seat.
“I’m not voting! I’m not interested!” Santos fumed to The Post when asked about the Feb. 13 contest between Democratic former Rep. Tom Suozzi and Republican candidate Mazi Pilip after a court appearance on a slew of charges — including that he stole his unwitting political donors’ identities and spent thousands of dollars with their credit cards.
“I don’t vote for Democrats,” Santos added, in a possible reference to Pilip running as a Republican despite being a registered Democrat.
The 35-year-old Santos — who was expelled from Congress in December — stared blankly ahead at the defense table during a 15-minute hearing at the Central Islip federal courthouse while his lawyers huddled with prosecutors to discuss logistical issues related to the 3 million pages of evidence the feds plan to turn over in the case.
The disgraced ex-pol — who has won praise for his fashionable fits despite admitting to lying about nearly every aspect of his resume and infamously claiming to be “Jew-ish” — wore navy suede leather Prada loafers that retail for $990 during the brief appearance.
“The shoes are not new,” Santos told The Post about the footwear, which the luxury brand’s website describes as expressing “classic allure.”
Santos was also wearing tight blue jeans, a gray striped scarf, a navy overcoat and wayfarer sunglasses in court.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges from US Attorney Breon Peace that he charged more than $44,000 to his campaign using donors’ credit cards without their knowledge.
He’s also charged with embezzling money from his campaign, lying to Congress and “falsely inflating the campaign’s reported receipts with non-existent loans and contributions,” according to Peace.
Santos’ camp announced Tuesday that it’s added two new attorneys, Andrew Leopoldo Mancilla and Robert Mario Jr., to help sift through the reams of documents turned over by the feds.
The case was adjourned until August for a “final pretrial conference,” but court records show that Santos’ lawyers have been negotiating with Eastern District of New York prosecutors about a possible plea deal.