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Former congressman Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) pleaded guilty
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Former congressman Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) pleaded guilty on December 23, 2014 to a single count of felony tax fraud, and "acknowledged committing perjury, hiring illegal immigrants, and committing wire fraud." He resigned his seat on January 5, 2015.(Credit: Congress.gov)

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