campaign finance laws
The House Ethics Committee announced in 2012 that Grimm was under investigation for possible campaign finance violations. That committee said it would defer its inquiry because of a separate Department of Justice investigation.
A former New York Republican U.S. Senate candidate told federal investigators that conservative scholar and author Dinesh D’Souza lied to her about the source of donations made to her campaign, a prosecutor disclosed at an arraignment Friday.
According to the committee, the Staten Island Republican may have violated campaign finance laws by soliciting and accepting prohibited contributions. That may have led to false information being included in campaign finance reports, the committee said.