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Feds will not be pushing for prison time for Diane Durand, Congressman Michael Grimm ex-girlfriend who pleaded guilty to illegally gathering contribution’s for the disgraced politician’s campaign last year. In a letter, prosecutors wrote that they wouldn’t challenge the defense’s request that Durand receive probation – and not jail time – and no more than $31,800 in fines when she is…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile was selected as the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District last night and will face off with prosecutor Daniel Donovan for the seat vacated by ex-Congressman Michael Grimm. Gentile released a statement accepting the nod today: I am honored to accept the Democratic nomination for New York’s 11th congressional district. Today, with the support of…

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The pickings just got slimmer for Democrats in the race to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. State Assemblyman Bill Colton announced Sunday that he will not be participating in the 11th District congressional race, just two days after Governor Andrew Cuomo was forced by a federal judge to call a special election. Though Colton, who was…

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Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special election today to fill the seat of former Congressman Michael Grimm, setting an election date for May 5. Though Grimm officially resigned amid charges of fraud over a month ago, Cuomo took his time acknowledging the vacancy, prompting a federal lawsuit which forced the governor to start the electoral process. The New York Observer…

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Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan has been named the Republican candidate for the not-yet-called special election to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. The Staten Island Advance reports: Party Chairman John Antoniello selected Donovan after interviewing him, as well as Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, on Saturday morning with executive committee members. Party bylaws allow the chairman to be…

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In the wake of his unexpected guilty plea to one count of tax fraud, Congressman Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress, effective January 5. Initially, the congressman said he would continue to serve despite his guilty plea, and would only resign if a conviction left him “unable to serve,” implying jail time, but apparently changed his mind after a…

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Those who reelected Congressman Michael Grimm on the expectation that he would be convicted of tax fraud and forced to resign might be getting their wish this Christmas. Grimm changed his plea to guilty in his federal tax evasion case, reports the New York Times – a surprising turn of events considering how adamant the congressman was about…

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Prosecutors filed a request for a “Curcio hearing” in Congressman Michael Grimm’s tax fraud case Friday, likely targeting his recently hired legal counsel, reports the Staten Island Advance. It was not revealed who was named in the request, but the motion comes after attorneys Stuart N. Kaplan – who once worked with Grimm at the FBI – and his…

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It was mostly a predictable day at the polls yesterday when it came to Southern Brooklyn races, including the reelection of two lawmakers currently facing federal charges. The most high-profile race, of course, was that of the 11th Congressional District, in which incumbent Michael Grimm, who faces a 20-count indictment for tax evasion, staved off a challenge…

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