Reports: Rep. Michael Grimm Plans To Resign After Guilty Plea

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is expected to resign from Congress, according to multiple reports Monday night.

A source told CBS2 News partner CNN that Grimm will resign “sooner rather than later.” Sources also told the New York Daily News and other publications that Grimm plans to resign and will likely make an announcement later in the week.

The Staten Island congressman pleaded guilty on Tuesday of last week to a federal tax evasion charge in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. The case stemmed from an investigation of his campaign financing.

He pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return. He’d been set to go to trial in February.

As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported last week, the congressman’s public confession was a stunning turnaround for a man who had spent years maintaining his innocence.

“I should not have done…

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