The judge agrees to let George Santos spend the summer in the Poconos until his criminal case comes up

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) – The Poconos are set to sign another summer resident of New York: George Santos.

A former congressman currently facing federal fraud charges won a bid for regular visits to an intimate Pennsylvania resort after a judge on Tuesday granted his request to organize trips there.

Last week, Santos’ lawyer asked Judge Joanna Seybert if Santos could take weekly trips to the Pocono Mountain area, specifically the town of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Santos’ travel restrictions are a condition of his release pending trial. Court records show he can move within New York, Long Island and Washington and make other trips as long as he notifies the government in advance.

The documents show Santos had already received permission to visit the Poconos, but wanted to make weekly trips there this summer without submitting frequent travel requests to the judge. Santos’ attorney declined to comment on Santos’ summer plans in the Poconos.

Santos faces a number of criminal charges, including defrauding donors and lying to Congress. He pleaded not guilty.

Santos was expelled from the House in December after an ethics committee report found “overwhelming evidence” of lawbreaking, making Santos only the sixth member in the chamber’s history to be expelled by colleagues.