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NY Congressman Michael Grimm Indicted On Federal Fraud Charges

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY, 11th District) speaks at a press conference after leaving Brooklyn Federal Court where he was indicted on 20 counts on April 28, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Grimm's indictments include wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiring to defraud the United States, impeding the Internal Revenue Service, hiring and employing unauthorized aliens, and health care fraud. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion is expected to resign before Congress returns to Washington next week, a Republican source says.

Following his conviction, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm had said he would stay in Congress as long as he could. But Grimm reportedly talked with House Speaker John Boehner Monday and will instead step down.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was not authorized to discuss Grimm’s resignation publicly.

Grimm entered a guilty plea last week to one count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return. He was re-elected to his Staten Island seat in November, even though he was under indictment.

The New York Daily News first reported Grimm’s plans to give up his seat.

 

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