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U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) (R) and Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY) talk to the media after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to discuss the relief fund hold up in Congress for Hurricane Sandy victims at the United States Capitol in Washington January 2, 2013.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3C23W
Rep. Michael Grimm (left) scowls next to Rep. Peter King (right)
U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) is in federal custody. No, not for threatening to kill a reporter. No, not for walking into a nightclub with a gun and threatening to pull the trigger. No, not for having sex in a bar bathroom. Instead, for this:
Grimm is believed to be facing charges related to a private business deal that he made prior to being elected to Congress that involved an Upper East Side health food restaurant.

He's expected to be arraigned in federal court later Monday.

Grimm was indicted on Friday. Today he's in custody. No word yet on whether Cliven Bundy's militia will be sending reinforcements Grimm's way in order to defend his Constitutional freedom to break whatever law he damn well pleases.

8:06 AM PT: Here's a link to the indictment.


Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 07:39 AM PDT.

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