A former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge this week.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) of Staten Island was under fire from the House Ethics Committee Monday night.
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.
Ofer Biton was arraigned Friday in Brooklyn. He is charged with lying about his finances when he applied for a visa for foreign investors two years ago. The arrest came as the FBI continues to look into money donated to Grimm’s campaign by followers of an Israeli rabbi, Yoshiyahu Pinto.