Former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm Sentenced to 8 Months in PrisonPosted: July 17, 2015
U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen issued the sentence in federal court in Brooklyn Friday morning. Mr. Grimm, a Staten Island Republican, is scheduled to surrender Sept. 10.
Mr. Grimm was charged in April 2014 in a 20-count indictment that alleged he schemed to hide more than $1 million in earnings and employees’ wages at a Manhattan restaurant he ran before becoming a congressman in 2011. The charges stemmed from a probe into Mr. Grimm’s campaign financing.
In December, Mr. Grimm admitted that he had underreported to federal and state tax authorities what the restaurant, Healthalicious, earned between 2007 and 2010, court records show. He also admitted using a portion of the underreported receipts to pay employees off the books.
Mr. Grimm won election to Congress touting a straight-arrow image, campaigning on his career as a Marine and an agent at the FBI from 1995 to 2006. Mr. Grimm has said he spent five of those years at the FBI “deep undercover,” conducting investigations of financial corruption….(read more)
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