NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm has pleaded guilty to a federal tax evasion charge that he fought as he won re-election this fall.
Grimm entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn in a case stemming from an investigation of his campaign financing.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
He pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return. He’d been set to go to trial in February.
As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, the congressman’s public confession was a stunning turn around for a man who had spent years maintaining his innocence.
“I should not have done it and I’m truly sorry for it,” Grimm said.