Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to turn himself over to the FBI today, in relation to pending charges over a business deal he made before he was elected to Congress, when he ran a health food store. The exact charges have not been revealed, but Grimm’s lawyer confirmed for reporters that he expects charges to be handed down. Grimm is the only Republican member of Congress who represents New York City. He faces a tough re-election campaign this year against former Democratic Councilman Dominic Recchia. Republicans will likely be unable to remove Grimm’s name from the ballot, making it difficult to run a replacement candidate should Grimm’s legal troubles keep him out of the campaign.
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