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Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:08 PM

 

US Rep. Grimm Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Evasion

Source: ABC News quoting AP

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax evasion, pleading guilty to charges he had fought as he won re-election last fall but that now leave his congressional future in question.

Grimm entered a guilty plea to one count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return. He had been set to go to trial in February on charges of evading taxes by hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a Manhattan health-food restaurant.

Sentencing was scheduled for June 8. Prosecutors said a range of 24 to 30 months in prison would be appropriate, while the defense estimated the appropriate sentence as between 12 and 18 months.

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Boehner does not plan to comment on Grimm's situation until the two discuss it, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ap-sources-nyc-congressman-plead-guilty-27786639



Interesting to see - what will be

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Reply US Rep. Grimm Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Evasion (Original post)
laserhaas Dec 2014 OP
pinto Dec 2014 #1
laserhaas Dec 2014 #2
ColesCountyDem Dec 2014 #3
laserhaas Dec 2014 #4
ColesCountyDem Dec 2014 #5
Towlie Dec 2014 #6
laserhaas Dec 2014 #9
Bandit Dec 2014 #17
George II Dec 2014 #7
turbinetree Dec 2014 #8
laserhaas Dec 2014 #10
George II Dec 2014 #15
Fred Sanders Dec 2014 #11
laserhaas Dec 2014 #12
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2014 #16
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2014 #13
VWolf Dec 2014 #14
Politicalboi Dec 2014 #18
George II Dec 2014 #19

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:13 PM

1. Good to see one legal count have its day in court.

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Response to pinto (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:18 PM

2. Guys a former FBI agent too

 

Those always punish little fish;
and let biggies get away 'Scot Free'!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:24 PM

3. Constitutionally, he's not disqualified from holding on to his seat.

The House, however, can determine who it does or does not seat. I'll wager that's what he and the Speaker will be discussing.

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Response to ColesCountyDem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:25 PM

4. Correct. Congress has to impeach him.

 

And should do so.

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:32 PM

5. They can simply refuse to seat him. n/t

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:38 PM

6. Silly me, I looked him up to see if he's a Republican or Democrat. Duh!

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Response to Towlie (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:42 PM

9. Ha ha... James Traficant, Senator Stevens, Governor Siegelman

 

all Dems put in jail by corrupt prosecutions.

I know what you mean. Doesn't mean we don't have a bad apple or 2;
but they're generally from the dark side of the rethug realm!

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 05:45 PM

17. Senator Stevens was not a Democrat

and Traficant, well he had a D after his name but voted more often with Republicans than he ever did with the Democrats.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:39 PM

7. WTF - sentencing on June 8?? That's six months from now!

He should have gone straight to prison. It's not like he was convicted by a jury and there would be appeals. He ADMITTED he committed a felony.

And it's not sure he'll resign.

What has this world come to?

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:40 PM

8. Say hello to the new jumpsuit

Discuss it, why?
What's there to discuss?
Why spend tax payers dollars to discuss a conviction, he's already been discussed and a jury found him guilty.
Lets see him march into a detention center he was one of the obnoxious, arrogant self righteous right wing hypocrites he really was. And saying it was 'liberal" plot to get him, he was delusional and thought he was above the law.
Him, telling a news reporter he was going to throw him over the rail in Congressional building for asking him a question about the investigation.
If I were the reporter I would go ask him do you have anything to say?
What color is your new uniform white, green orange, what size slippers do you wear.

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:43 PM

10. It was a "ReThug" plot NOT to get him

 

I'm just sayin.....

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 05:11 PM

15. BTW, a jury didn't convict him, he pleaded guilty to avoid a trial

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 03:59 PM

11. So if Obama pleads guilty to a million dollar tax fraud can he keep his job too?

I can't breath.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 04:05 PM

12. Ha HA -- (you mean, after Lameblah has him lynched)

 

They are out there in RWNJ world, arguing that Holder, Obama etc., are talking about calming down.

BUT - WHAT are they thinking (says GOP radio).

So (RWNJ world) claims to know what Obama "really" means....

idiotas

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 05:21 PM

16. The Repubs work on a somewhat familiar principle:

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't.
And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

there...does that help?

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 04:09 PM

13. Sadly this does not technically bar him from Congress.

Congress members CAN censure, and even send him packing if they choose, but the charge iis not an automatic loss of his seat.
since what he did fell smack dab in the middle of Republican values, they will most likely pat him on the back.

Wonder what charge would be automatic...hmmm.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 05:09 PM

14. Plus he didn't deserve to win out over Jackie Evancho

Oh wait ...

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 05:46 PM

18. Typical GOP, He's not resigning

 

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 07:21 PM

19. Weiner was forced to resign for sending pictures of his weiner, this guy is a FELON and he doesn't??

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