Indictment

With the Power to Indict, the Power to Condemn

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“The federal government did this right after the final days of the political calendar,” Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar told the New York Post. “It’s politically motivated.” “There’s no question about that whatsoever,” Guy Molianri, a former Congressman and Staten Island Borough President, told […]

Expert Check-in: Charges are Warranted

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Morghan Richardson, Esq., a criminal defense and divorce attorney, analyzes the charges against Congressman Michael Grimm. Despite the likely ubiquity of the activities alleged in the restaurant industry, the claim that the congressman maintained two sets of records was enough for prosecutors […]

Two Years Chasing a Tight-Lipped Cast of Characters

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The initial, unsuccessful investigation of the congressman lasted two years and centered on suspicious funding for his 2010 election campaign. Many of Grimm’s business associates and other contacts were pursued during this time, often booked on separate but related charges, and pressured […]

"Please! Everybody and their mother is in this.” Meet the Attorney Who Sued Michael Grimm

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Michael Faillace represented the “Healthalicious” workers in a civil lawsuit. He is colorfully combative and unrepentant in his disgust for most restaurant owners, along with the opposing attorneys they retain. But he actually feels bad for the indicted congressman, who he believes was […]

Brooklyn Brief: The Indictment of Congressman Michael GrimmCongressman Michael Grimm (Wikimedia Commons)

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A synopsis of the indictment, its ramifications, the political fallout and polarized reaction (largely along party lines). What You Need to Know On April 28, 2014, Michael Grimm, a Republican congressman representing southern Brooklyn and Staten Island, was charged with a 20-count […]