GOPer and congresscritter Michael Grimm is looking at spending the rest of his life behind bars, if convicted of all the charges for various forms of fraud he’s been indicted for. The Greenville Gazette reports the congressman from New York, was taken into federal custody following an indictment of 20 charges, including but not limited to: mail fraud, wire fraud, healthcare fraud, perjury, obstruction of justice, hiring illegal aliens, and aiding and assisting filing false & fraudulent federal tax returns.
Grimm, a GOP-bad boy best known for threatening to physically assault a reporter, has a pretty airtight case against him according to The Greenville Gazette:
Authorities were able to confiscate two sets of accounting records used by the congressman to manage a healthcare company called Granny Sayz LLC dba Healtalicious. Since 2007, the congressman handled the payroll operations of the company. The two sets of accounting records he kept were used to prove that he was in fact paying illegal aliens either partially or fully in cash. He paid them from the cash sales the company made which allowed him to under report earnings and pay less federal and state taxes.
Grimm was also able to fudge numbers so that the company would get a break on their healthcare premiums. In short, he spun an elaborate web to game the system. The whole scheme began to unravel when illegal aliens sued him for unpaid overtime and failure to pay the minimum wage. For his part, he intends to fight the charges and remain in office.
Grimm is notable as one of the few GOPers who has realized anthropogenic climate change is actually true; he converted to a reality-based worldview following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, just in time to face federal charges for his other activities.
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