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Rep. Grimm Charged in 20-Count Indictment
WSJ ^ | 04/28/2014 | Mara Gay

Posted on 04/28/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Edited on 04/28/2014 9:14:02 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was charged in a 20-count indictment Monday and turned himself in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Rep. Grimm was charged with filing false tax returns, failing to report about $1 million to taxing authorities, committing mail and health care fraud, hiring illegal immigrants, and other crimes, according to Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.


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1 posted on 04/28/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004
When will RINOs ever learn.

The alligator comes for them too.

2 posted on 04/28/2014 8:40:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: GIdget2004

Corrupt GOP.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 8:43:11 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod
hiring illegal immigrants

Aw come on , every one knows that's an "Act of Love"

4 posted on 04/28/2014 8:51:23 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: GIdget2004

I’ve yet to read anything that actually says what he allegedly did, i.e., what fraudulent acts he supposedly committed.

I can only surmise that the prosecutors held a press conference and announced the indictment without providing any facts.

And reporters dutifully reported.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 8:51:29 AM PDT by WL-law
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To: WL-law

Here’s the indictment:

http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/grimm-indictment-14-cr-248.pdf


6 posted on 04/28/2014 8:54:49 AM PDT by WL-law
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To: WL-law

“I’ve yet to read anything that actually says what he allegedly did, i.e., what fraudulent acts he supposedly committed.”

This article has a bit on that:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Rep-Michael-Grimm-Expected-to-Surrender-to-FBI-on-Monday-Sources-256913501.html

From the article:

Grimm was charged Monday in a 20-count indictment that accuses him of under-reporting the payroll and earnings of the Upper East Side restaurant, Healthalicious, which he ran from 2007 to 2010. He was being arraigned in federal court.

“Michael Grimm never met a tax he didn’t lie to evade,” U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said.

Prosecutors say Grimm employed a number of immigrant workers who did not have legal status to work in the U.S., and paid them in cash — wages that were not reported to the government. He also allegedly “substantially under-reported” the restaurant’s gross receipts, lowering its taxes.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 8:54:57 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

A restaurant hiring illegals? Stop the presses!


8 posted on 04/28/2014 9:00:52 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: GIdget2004

Hmmmm 5 paragraphs before the mentioned party affiliation. An honor usually reserved for dems, if the must mention it....


9 posted on 04/28/2014 9:05:37 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: GIdget2004

Thanks, and I did find some more info.

This is of interest:

“While Grimm’s attorney has proclaimed the lawmaker’s innocence, the charges and the investigation have provided an opening for his Democratic opponent, former New York City councilman Domenic Recchia, who barnstormed the congressional district over the weekend.

Recchia has tried to keep the campaign focused on kitchen-table issues, but he took indirect swipes at the congressman’s legal problems. “It’s very troubling what has transpired,” he said, suggesting that the criminal case will make it harder for Grimm to serve his constituents. “They want someone who is going to focus on them 100 percent.”

Despite Grimm’s legal predicament, Republicans are probably stuck with the embattled congressman on the ballot because the filing deadline for candidates passed two weeks ago. Some New York Republicans are angry about the timing of the charges, fearful that the case could get worse and leave them without a viable candidate in November. Grimm is the only Republican who represents any part of New York City.

The lawmaker’s attorney, William McGinley, denies that Grimm violated any laws and predicted that he “will be vindicated” when the case is concluded.”

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So the DA waited for the election field to be set, then announces the indictment.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 9:09:07 AM PDT by WL-law
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To: WL-law

Hiring illegals. Figures. RINO.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 9:19:53 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: GIdget2004

All trumped up bullcrap. The asshat democrats who believe that their guy has a chance to win are sadly mistaken. They had their knives out from Grimm since he took office.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: GIdget2004

Where did the leftie opposition get their information?


13 posted on 04/28/2014 10:32:17 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: GIdget2004

That’s grim.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 10:34:57 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: GIdget2004

Bad news and no excuse.

But hiring illegal immigrations? How selective is the prosecution of that one?


15 posted on 04/28/2014 10:35:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: GIdget2004

If we can’t win his district in 2016 after 3 years of De Blasio we have bigger problems.

Grimm like Schock, Kinzinger and Cantor could be there for a decade wasting the seat.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 4:07:12 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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