– NY Rep. Michael “I’ll Break You In Half” Grimm Indicted On 20 Counts Of Fraud (ZeroHedge, April 28, 2014):
NY Republican Congressman, and former FBI agent (ironically), Michael Grimm – who became infamous for threatening an NY1 reporter “I’ll throw you off the fucking balcony… I’ll break you in half” – has been indicted on campaign finance charges as well as mail, wire, and healthcare fraud. Oh and since he seemed such a trustworthy and honest chap after his apology for the prevous threats, he is also being charged with perjury after lying about all the other shit he did… Welcome to American politics… As AP reports, he has pleaded not guilty to the 20-count federal indictment.
He’s charged with engaging in schemes to underreport wages for restaurant workers, including some who were in the country illegally. He’s accused of concealing more than $1 million in sales and wages.
“As a former FBI agent, Rep. Grimm should understand the motto: fidelity, bravery, and integrity. Yet he broke our credo at nearly every turn,” FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos said in a statement. “In this 20-count indictment, Rep. Grimm lived by a new motto: fraud, perjury, and obstruction.”