Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) thought he had a bad day when he threatened a reporter on live television. Turns out that was easy.
On Friday afternoon, news broke that Grimm, who has long been under scrutiny for campaign finance irregularities related to his 2010 campaign, would be indicted. According to The New York Times, Grimm will be indicted under federal fraud charges related to a health food store that the congressman once owned in Manhattan.
The investigation of the two-term Republican from Staten Island was originally focused on Grimm's relationship with Ofer Biton, an Israeli citizen who pleaded guilty to a visa violation last year, and whether Biton may have illegally funnelled money from supporters of an Israeli rabbi to his campaign. Another Grimm fundraiser and friend was arrested in January for allegedly making illegal contributions to his campaign.