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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:51 PM

 

Tax Fraud Trial Could Dog Michael Grimm's Re-Election Campaign

Reuters

By Barbara Goldberg

NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - This fall, when U.S. Representative Michael Grimm asks New York voters to send him to Washington for a third term in Congress he may be splitting his time between the campaign trail and a courtroom where he is due to face tax evasion charges.

Grimm, a Republican and former FBI agent who represents parts of the city's Staten Island and Brooklyn boroughs, was indicted in April on charges of fraud, perjury and conspiracy tied to his restaurant, Healthalicious.

Last week, prosecutors asked a federal judge to start his trial in October, weeks ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

But a flurry of headlines about his business dealings is just one of the problems facing Grimm, who hails from one of New York City's rare Republican-leaning districts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/michael-grimm-trial_n_5640921.html?utm_hp_ref=new-york&ir=New%20York

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