Representative Grimm to step down following guilty plea, reports say

U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York at a news conference after his guilty plea at the Brooklyn federal court in New YorkBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York, who pleaded guilty last week to a federal felony tax charge, is expected to resign from office in coming days, published reports said Monday. Grimm spoke privately on Monday with Republican leaders about the decision, sources told the Washington Post and Politico. Grimm could hand in his resignation as early as next Tuesday, the reports said. Following his guilty plea, Grimm said publicly he had no intention of stepping down. Daniel Rashbaum, one of Grimm’s lawyers, declined to comment on the reports. …

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