Michael Grimm Faces Serious Fundraising Allegations

The New York Times reports Republican Congressman Michael Grimm may have broken the law fundraising for his first campaign two years ago, charges that Mr. Grimm denies. The report’s sources accuse Mr. Grimm of everything from accepting envelopes full of cash to orchestrating a system of “straw donors” to allow Israeli citizens to funnel money into his campaign.

The allegations revolve around Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto’s large number of followers that the Times says contributed $500,000 in total to his campaign. A number of detailed charges are laid out based on interviews from his congregation:

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