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Michael Grimm

AKA Michael Gerard Grimm

Born: 7-Feb-1970
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former Congressman, New York 13th

Military service: US Marine Corps (1989-92); USMC Reserves (1992-97), to Cpl.

Former undercover FBI agent and restaurateur elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Michael McMahon. Conservative "Tea Party"-backed Republican; generally anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Campaigned criticizing the 2009 economic stimulus, and called for lower taxes and smaller government, repeal of 2010 health care reform, a moratorium on Congressional earmarks, reduced capital gains and estate taxes, and keeping the USA PATRIOT Act in full force. Represents New York's 13th Congressional District, which includes Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn.

Indicted in April 2014 for tax fraud and other federal charges related to hiring undocumented workers at his restaurant, Grimm said the charges were politically motivated and vowed "to fight tooth and nail until I am fully exonerated." He pled guilty on 23 December 2014 and resigned from Congress, effective 5 January 2015.

Father: Gerard Grimm (roofer, d. 2008 cancer)
Mother: Petrina Castronova
Wife: Susan Kim Piazza (m. 1994, annulled)

    High School: Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens, NY (1988)
    University: BBA Accounting, Bernard Baruch College (1994)
    Law School: JD, New York Law School (2002)

    US Congressman, New York 13th (2011-15)
    Austin Refuel CEO (2008-10)
    Healthalicious Restaurant Owner (2006-08)
    FBI employee Special Agent (1995-2006)
    FBI employee FBI Police Officer (1993-95)
    Robb Peck McCooey Financial Analyst (1994-95)
    Harmonic Research Research Analyst (1993-94)
    FBI employee Support Employee (1991-93)
    McDonald's Staten Island, NY (high school job)
    Hiring Undocumented Workers New York City (indicted, 25-Apr-2014)
    Mail Fraud New York City (indicted, 25-Apr-2014)
    Obstruction of Justice New York City (indicted, 25-Apr-2014)
    Tax Fraud New York City (indicted, 25-Apr-2014, pled guilty)
    Wire Fraud New York City (indicted, 25-Apr-2014)
    Connecticut Bar Association
    New York State Bar Association
    Global Warming Skeptics
    German Ancestry Paternal
    Irish Ancestry Paternal
    Sicilian Ancestry Maternal

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