Embattled New York Rep. George Santos (R) missed an extended deadline to submit a key financial disclosure report Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.

In a statement, Santos acknowledged missing the deadline.

“Despite my legal team’s and my best efforts to meet the deadlines, additional auditing and tax filing for 2022 remained,” Santos said in an emailed statement.

“I still have until November 2023 to submit my 2022 taxes with the IRS in order to avoid legal troubles. I would much rather be late, accurate, and pay the fine than be on time, inaccurate, and suffer the consequences of a rushed job.”

The disclosures are being filed to the House Ethics Committee and are supposed to help the public get a sense of a lawmaker’s personal finances.

This is of particular interest with Santos, who has come under scrutiny for how he financed his campaign. He’s also under investigation for a number of misstatements and inaccuracies about his background.

“Because House filing deadlines conflict with IRS regulations, this misalignment exists,” Santos’s emailed statement continued. 

Santos separately faces 13 federal charges related to allegedly misleading donors and misrepresenting his finances to the public and government agencies. He was indicted in May.

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