(WASHINGTON POST) NEW YORK — Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-N.Y.) surrendered Monday morning to federal authorities in New York as prosecutors unveiled a 20-count indictment connected to a restaurant business he operated before entering Congress in 2011.
Grimm spent much of the weekend hunkered down, bracing for the unveiling of the federal charges, which were publicly revealed after his surrender. He turned himself in to the FBI at an undisclosed location Monday morning and was taken to Lower Manhattan for processing.
The charges stem from his ownership of a Manhattan health-food restaurant that has ties to an Israeli fundraiser who served as a liaison between Grimm and a mystic, celebrity rabbi whose followers donated more than $500,000 to Grimm’s campaign in 2010.
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