N.Y. congressman faces 20 counts

Said to evade taxes as businessman, Grimm pleads innocent

Posted: April 29, 2014 at 5:03 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, center, greets supporters as he leaves a news conference outside federal court in New York, Monday, April 28, 2014. The Staten Island Republican was arrested earlier in the day and pleaded not guilty to a 20-count federal indictment that includes charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, a New York Republican up for re-election this year, paid workers at his Manhattan restaurant off the books to skirt state and federal taxes and lied about it, federal prosecutors said, unsealing a 20-count indictment.

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