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12.30.14 Prachi Gupta

Just days after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion, Staten Island’s Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) has turned in his resignation. Grimm, of course, is the awful potentially mob-affiliated ex-FBI (who may have not left on good terms) politico who once threatened to break a reporter in half. On Monday night Grimm released the following statement: […]

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05.08.14 Andy Cush

The story of Michael Grimm continues to get more salacious. The New York Congressman, who was arrested on federal criminal charges this month, was barred from entering FBI’s New York offices after he left the force in 2006, according to a new report from DNAinfo’s Murray Weiss. Grimm’s photo hangs inside the FBI offices along […]

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04.30.14 Andy Cush

When U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was arrested on federal criminal charges Monday, it was not questionable campaign finances that did him in, nor his televised threats against an NY1 reporter, but alleged tax evasion at Healthalicious, a small Upper East Side restaurant the congressman operated for a time before taking office. With such an inauspicious […]

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04.29.14 Andy Cush

When Rep. Michael Grimm’s attorney announced that the Staten Island Republican would be indicted on federal charges last week, he maintained Grimm’s innocence, claiming he would be “vindicated” by the legal process. Grimm is apparently so unworried by the allegations that dropping out of the race for his Congressional seat is not an option — […]

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04.28.14 Andy Cush

On Friday, Rep. Michael Grimm‘s attorney announced he was facing federal criminal charges, and this morning, the Staten Island Republican surrendered to the FBI and was arrested. The charges against Grimm apparently relate to Healthalicious, the Upper East Side restaurant he had a stake in before running for office — and not the $10,000 he […]

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01.30.14 Andy Cush

As part of last night’s Daily Show segment on the Republicans’ smarmy, insincere response to the State of the Union, Jon Stewart took a moment to address Rep. Michael Grimm, who threatened to throw NY1 reporter Michael Scotto “off this fucking balcony” after Scotto attempted to ask a question about Grimm’s shady campaign finances. “To be fair, ‘I […]

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01.29.14 Andy Cush

The most exciting part of last night’s State of the Union broadcast came after the speech itself, on NY1. During a post-SOTU interview, reporter Michael Scotto asked Staten Island Republican Rep. Michael Grimm a question regarding his campaign finances, which are currently under federal investigation. Grimm didn’t like that, and stormed off. The action started when […]

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06.17.13 Andy Cush

Michael Grimm, the possibly mob-affiliated Staten Island Republican who has ginned up the outrage machine over “offensive” art, painted some teenaged vandalism of his office as a Democratic plot, and had his campaign funding repeatedly investigated on the federal level, is up to his old tricks again. Allegedly pissed off that he wasn’t invited to […]

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10.09.12 Andy Cush

Between the federal investigation into his 2010 campaign finances, his specious claims about the vandalism at his office last month, and his alleged ties to organized crime, Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) is a risky guy to back right now. And yet, that’s just what former mayor Rudy Giuliani is doing, appearing in a Grimm campaign […]

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