Bernie Moreno Faces Further Scrutiny After NYT Report Details Phony 'Rags-To-Riches' Tale

Government and Politics

May 23, 2024

Columbus, OH –  After the New York Times detailed Bernie Moreno’s phony “riches-to-rags-to-riches” story, Moreno is facing more scrutiny from WLWT for lying to Ohio voters as part of  a “calculated process of self-creation” on the campaign trail. 

Read more:

WLWT: Ohio GOP Senate candidate Bernie Moreno responds to report on his immigrant origins

Hannah Thomas

May 22, 2024

  • For the first time, Ohio’s Republican Senate candidate Bernie Moreno is responding to a New York Times story examining his origins as an immigrant from Colombia.
  • The article found Moreno was born into a rich and politically connected family in Bogotá. On the campaign trail, Moreno’s narrative has leaned heavily on his family starting over in the United States, saying his parents and their seven children “left everything” behind to live in a two-bedroom apartment in Florida.
  • The New York Times counters that claim, reporting instead that Moreno’s family initially lived in a three-bedroom condo in a high-rise building on the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Two months later, the family moved to a four-bedroom house using money lent to them by a family member.
  • A spokesperson with Brown’s campaign said “With each passing day, new reports expose that Bernie Moreno cannot be trusted – whether it’s the lies he tells about his life or the many lawsuits he’s faced from his employees. Bernie Moreno has made clear he won’t put the people of Ohio first.”

SEE ALSO: WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: New York Times Reporting “Destroyed” Moreno’s Phony Rags-To-Riches Story; One Week Since NYT Revealed Moreno’s Phony “Rags-To-Riches Tale,” Four Questions Moreno Must Answer; Four Days Since NYT Revealed Moreno’s Phony “Rags-To-Riches Tale,” Four Questions Moreno Must Answer; WHAT OHIOANS ARE READING: “Questions Have Arisen” About Moreno’s Phony “Riches-To-Rags-To-Riches” Story; Four Questions for Bernie Moreno About Phony “Rags-To-Riches Tale”; Bernie Moreno Faces Further Scrutiny For Phony “Rags-To-Riches Tale”; Moreno’s “String of Inconsistencies” Grows with Phony “Rags-To-Riches” Tale; WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Bernie Moreno “Under Fire” For Phony “Riches-To-Rags-To-Riches” Story That “Isn’t What He Says”; NEW: NYT Report Details Bernie Moreno’s Phony “Rags-To-Riches Tale” & Lies About “Bootstraps Story” As Part Of “Calculated Process of Self-Creation”