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Congressman Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) pleaded guilty on Dec. 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 Jan. 5, 2015, and was sentenced to 8 months in prison on July 17, 2015.(Credit: Congress.gov)

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Disgraced NY politicians through history

New York politicians have been plagued by scandals since the American Revolution, so the numerous recent scandals should come as no surprise.


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