Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Michael G. Grimm, the Republican Representative for the 11th (formerly 13th) Congressional District in New York surrendered to federal authorities Monday, April 28, 2014. The grand jury indictment indicating the charges against Representative Grimm was unsealed on Monday, April 28, 2014 and consists of the following 20 counts:

1. Obstructing and Impeding the Due Administration of the Internal Revenue Laws

2. Conspiracy to Defraud the United States

3. Aiding and assisting in the Preparation of False and Fraudulent Tax Returns

4. Aiding and assisting in the Preparation of False and Fraudulent Tax Returns

5. Aiding and assisting in the Preparation of False and Fraudulent Tax Returns

6. Health Care Fraud

7. Wire Fraud

8. Wire Fraud

9. Wire Fraud

10. Wire Fraud

11. Wire Fraud

12. Mail Fraud – Eastern District of New York

13. Mail Fraud – Eastern District of New York

14. Mail Fraud – Eastern District of New York

15. Mail Fraud – Southern District of New York

16. Mail Fraud – Southern District of New York

17. Perjury

18. Perjury

19. Obstruction of Official Proceeding

20. Unlawful Employment of Aliens

It is a fact that in the United States a person is considered innocent until proven guilty and there’s nothing wrong with operating under that premise due to the fact many innocent men and women have been convicted of crimes and later found to be innocent of any wrong doing. That certainly may turn out to be the case in this instance.

The difference however, is Representative Grimm, is a member of the United States House of Representatives, serving on the Financial Services committee. Representative Grimm has absolutely no intentions of resigning his seat in Congress, claiming to be a ‘moral man, and a man of integrity’. The charges against this Member of Congress are extremely serious and if he won’t resign on his own, his constituents should demand his resignation based on the gravity of the charges he is facing.

© 2014 Patricia L Johnson

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2 Responses to Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) Innocent Until Proven Guilty

  1. Patricia L Johnson says:

    Whoa… this story is definitely not getting the coverage it deserves by the U.S. press. The story about Rep. Michael Grimm cooking the books on his restaurant business to avoid taxes has only received coverage 787 times. In comparison, the story about Sen. Ted Cruz demanding Sec. of State John Kerry’s resignation over the ‘behind closed doors’ comments about Israel has received coverage exactly 4,000 times and is spinning out of control. In the last six seconds the story was published an additional 50 times.

    Somehow or another the fact that a member of the U.S., House ‘appears’ to have little or no integrity should take precedence over what some first term Senator thinks about a comment that was made by our Secretary of State in a situation that was intended to be private.

    The media is no longer in the control of ‘we the people’ therefore, it is not surprising that the majority of voters know so little.

    Have a good day!

  2. Try finding this bit of news in the newspapers. I’ve been looking all over for this bit of grim news!
    Thanks to Articles and Answers, I found it.

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