SILive Reports: With allegations of questionable business dealings and illegal fund-raising swirling around him, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) told the Advance that he is the victim of a political witch hunt aimed at knee-capping his re-election bid this year.
He says he’ll fight allegations that he improperly raised money.
“I’m not going to lie down and take it,” Grimm told the Advance. “They are picking on the wrong Marine.”
Grimm, a former FBI agent and Marine Corps combat veteran, is already facing anonymous accusations that he took illegal contributions for his 2010 campaign from members of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto’s congregation. Grimm has denied the allegations and insists he has never accepted illegal cash.