Is the guy a sociopath beyond shame?
Only a month after his felony tax conviction and resigning from Congress Michael Grimm returned to his former stomping grounds as reported by Cameron Joseph for The Hill: "the congressman said he was back 'just to see a few old friends,' and was spotted milling about on the House floor, chatting with some of his recent colleagues with a smile on his face."
Meanwhile, the former Marine and FBI agent will be sentenced on June 8, and federal prosecutors want the judge to throw him in the pokey for 24-to-36 months.
After entering his guilty plea last December Grimm said that "all his illegal conduct occurred before he was elected to Congress in 2010" but in a recently-unsealed affidavit an FBI agent alleges Grimm "received $100,000 in under-the-table payments from a secret ownership stake he maintained in a health eatery after his election to Congress" as reported by the Daily News:
The payments came from a business partner recruited to act as the public face of the eatery. Sources said that person was Bennett Orfaly, an Israeli with close ties to reputed Gambino crime family Capo Anthony "Fat Tony'' Morelli.
Grimm's lawyer disputes the agent's claim as "completely false," and says the government simply doesn't understand the complicated accounting.
During his re-election campaign last fall Grimm repeatedly claimed his innocence to voters, and attacked the federal criminal investigations as a political witch hunt. In the end Grimm not only was guilty of an underlying crime but committed the graver sins of attacking the basic integrity of the FBI and manipulating the good will of his constituents. A two-bit tax cheat cannot bring down the nation but as a former agent and sitting politician Michael Grimm cynically attempted to undermine both law enforcement and the electoral process with baseless attacks and outright lies, and if the good people lose faith in their public institutions then this great nation will collapse.
Grimm was no patriot working for the best interest of the country; rather, he was a scoundrel who cared only about himself.
Sounds like a freakin' sociopath.
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