Ofer Biton

Rep. Michael Grimm speaks to the media on April 28, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To 20-Count Indictment

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.

04/28/2014

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Former Fundraiser For Rep. Grimm Admits To Immigraton Fraud

A former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge this week.

08/17/2013

Representative Michael Grimm (credit:grimm.house.gov)

House Ethics Committee Probes Staten Island U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) of Staten Island was under fire from the House Ethics Committee Monday night.

11/26/2012

Representative Michael Grimm (credit:grimm.house.gov)

Rep. Grimm Under Investigation By House Ethics Committee For Campaign Finance Violations

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.

11/26/2012

Representative Michael Grimm (credit:grimm.house.gov)

Fundraiser For Rep. Michael Grimm Charged With Immigration Fraud

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.

08/18/2012