A former Marine and FBI agent who won the first of three terms in 2010, Grimm previously made headlines in January 2014 when he threatened to throw a television reporter off a balcony.
By Michael A. Memoli and Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Even as Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) faced charges of defrauding the federal government and pleaded not guilty Monday, he vowed to seek re-election. Grimm was charged with fraudulently underreporting more than $1 million in sales and wages at a Manhattan fast-food restaurant he […]
New York (AFP) – U.S. congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) was taken into custody Monday and charged with fraud and obstruction of justice, accused by federal prosecutors of making $1 million “disappear” from the books of a business he owned. The former FBI agent and a second-term Republican from Staten Island was arraigned in federal court […]
By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman is expected to face charges in a long-running federal investigation into campaign irregularities, but will continue serving in office, his lawyer said Friday. Rep. Michael R. Grimm, a combat Marine and former FBI agent who represents Staten Island and other […]
Photo: Crazy George via Flickr The Club for Growth — a powerful right-wing group that only supports candidates it deems sufficiently disposed to a fiscally conservative economic agenda and punishes those who aren’t — released the 2013 edition of its congressional scorecard on Monday. The highly anticipated scorecard grades members of Congress on a 0 to […]
Washington (AFP) – Embattled congressman Michael Grimm apologized Wednesday after threatening to break a reporter in half and throw him off a balcony after he was asked about a campaign finance probe. The New York Republican lost his temper during an interview with NY1 News television immediately after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union […]
Among all of the Republican Party’s many responses to President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, none was more startling — or less helpful — than that of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY). Grimm, a second-term congressman representing Staten Island, was discussing the president’s speech on camera with NY1’s Michael Scotto, when Scotto attempted […]