Prosecutors To File Charges Against Rep. Michael Grimm For Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

This will hurt Rep. Grimm as it was unexpected. Grimm had an uphill challenge given the past allegations and running in heavily Italian American community against Dominic Recchia, a well-liked ex-councilman.

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)  – The attorney for Rep. Michael Grimm said Friday he expects his client will be indicted for alleged campaign finance violations.

The indictment has been filed and sealed and will be opened Monday by a judge, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported. At that time, all the details of the U.S. Attorney’s Office investigation will be revealed.

As a congressman, Grimm gets a notice of indictment as a courtesy, so he can turn himself in rather than be arrested and handcuffed like other suspects, Kramer reported.

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“After more than two years of investigation plagued by malicious leaks, violations of grand jury secrecy, and strong-arm tactics, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has disclosed its intent to file criminal charges against Congressman Grimm. We are disappointed by the government’s decision, but hardly…

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1 Response to Prosecutors To File Charges Against Rep. Michael Grimm For Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

  1. Dale Benjamin Drakeford says:

    Grim tales and I confess I look forward to the return of Grimm (the TV series not the politician). Grim that Cuomo is letting his commission to weed out the corrupt fall. Grim that we are finding even greater trespasses than taking tainted money to investigate. I think this is fine, but I suspect abuses by political goofballs go much further. Lose the last m and follow the bigger money.


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