A Republican congressman who once threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony is now facing a 20-count indictment for perjury and tax evasion, including concealing more than $1 million in revenue. He pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud on Monday.
The case involves New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, a former Marine and FBI agent. In April, Grimm was accused of concealing more than $1 million in revenue and failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in employee pay at his restaurant ‘Healthalicious.’
Grimm’s agreement to plead guilty to one count required him to say in court how he had broken the law. He told a federal judge that he had underreported the gross receipts of his restaurant and had used them to pay some expenses and to pay employees “off the books.”