A US Congressman Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion Tuesday, the latest stain for a lawmaker dogged by controversy but who won re-election last month despite indictment on criminal charges.
Grimm, a former FBI agent who represents parts of New York’s Staten Island and Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return that underreported wages and sales in 2009. The charge is linked to his conduct while owner of a Manhattan health food restaurant before he became a member of the House of Representatives in early 2011.
The federal court trial was due to begin February 2, faces up to 36 months in a federal prison. A judge set sentencing for June 8.
Do you remember the video that went viral that caught the audio of Grimm telling the reporter “You’re not a man, I’ll break you in half…like a boy”