2014-12-23T230055Z_1_LYNXMPEABM0W5_RTROPTP_2_USA-CRIME-GRIMM

U.S. Representative Grimm says will not resign after pleading guilty to tax fraud

U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York reacts during a news conference after his guilty plea at the Brooklyn federal court in New YorkBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York said he would not resign from Congress following his guilty plea on Tuesday to a federal felony tax charge. “As long as I’m able to serve, I’m going to,” said Grimm, who noted he easily won a third term in November despite a 20-count federal indictment unveiled in April. Grimm, a Republican, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to aiding the preparation of a false tax return in connection with a health food restaurant, Healthalicious, that he co-owned before his political career. …

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