Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set a May 5 date for a congressional special election to replace Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congressman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
The special election would decide the replacement for Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congessman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein said he planned to set a date for a special election “as promptly as the law will allow” unless Cuomo sets his own date or justifies further delay through his lawyers in court Friday.
Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan is all but locked in his place on the Republican and Conservative party lines as any would-be competitors have stepped aside.
The Staten Island Republican Party has chosen District Attorney Daniel Donovan as the party’s candidate for Michael Grimm’s empty congressional seat.
House Speaker John Boehner called Rep. Michael Grimm’s announcement that he will be resigning from Congress after pleading guilty to tax evasion “the honorable decision.”
Grimm entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn in a case stemming from an investigation of his campaign financing.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City plans to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial next month, people familiar with plea negotiations said Monday.
A victory by Cuomo over Astorino would make him the first Democratic governor since his father, Mario Cuomo, to win re-election in New York.
Ahead of Tuesday’s election, a new Sienna Poll shows a turn in the election.
U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen told lawyers at a hearing on Tuesday that jury selection will begin Dec. 1.
Prosecutors say the evidence against Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm, who is accused of evading taxes, includes thousands of emails.
Rep. Michael Grimm has vowed to stay in office after he pleaded not guilty Monday to a 20-count federal indictment that includes charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud.
The attorney representing Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm maintains that the congressman has done nothing wrong but says he’s not surprised his client is facing criminal charges from federal prosecutors.
The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-Staten Island, would cap yearly premium increases at 18 percent.