We read the Michael Grimm indictment so you don’t have to
BY WESLEY LOWERY
April 28 at 2:34 pm
New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm turned himself in Monday morning as prosecutors released a 20-count indictment that alleges he broke all kinds of rules while running a Manhattan restaurant prior to his election to Congress.
Thanks to the 30-page indictment, “Healthalicious” has become one of the day’s political buzzwords. Haven’t had time to give the indictment a read? No worries, here’s what you need to know (and some of the buzziest bits) from it.
Republican leaders shut off support to Rep. Michael Grimm
Republicans are not rolling out the welcome mat to Rep. Michael Grimm a day after his indictment. Party leaders have begun shutting off the support they previously gave to him.
WASHINGTON – A day after his indictment, Rep. Michael Grimm returned to Congress Tuesday — but fellow Republicans did not roll out the welcome mat.
Arriving at his office, Grimm (R-Staten Island) cast himself as a victim, and vowed to fight federal charges he evaded taxes on a Manhattan restaurant he once owned.
“There are people that don’t like Michael Grimm because Michael Grimm is outspoken,” Grimm said. “I’m a Marine. I don’t relent.”
But Republican leaders began shutting off the support they have given Grimm.
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