N.Y. Rep. Grimm Charged With Tax Fraud, Obstruction

Source: Kevin Johnson and Martha Moore / USA Today

WASHINGTON — A 20-count indictment unsealed Monday charged Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.,with an alleged tax evasion scheme involving the concealment of more than $1 million in receipts from his New York restaurant where he employed an undisclosed number of illegal immigrants.

Grimm, who surrendered to federal authorities today, also is charged with consipracy, obstruction, mail fraud and perjury related to the alleged scheme involving his fast food restaurant Healthalicious.

“In total, Grimm concealed over $1 million in Healthalicious gross receipts alone, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars of employees’ wages, fraudulently depriving the federal and New York state governments of sales, income and payroll taxes,” court documents state.

Between 2007 and 2010, according to the court documents, Grimm also “intentionally” hired an undisclosed number of illegals and engaged “in a pattern and practice of such hiring and continued employment.”

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