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Former New York congressman Michael Grimm begins 8-month prison sentence for tax fraud


NEW YORK — Former New York congressman Michael Grimm has reported to a prison in western Pennsylvania to begin his eight-month sentence for tax evasion.

Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross says the Staten Island Republican arrived at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run on Tuesday.

Ross tells The Staten Island Advance (http://bit.ly/1WhdvHI ) that Grimm has been assigned to a minimum-security section attached to the prison.

Grimm pleaded guilty late last year to aiding in the filing of a false tax return.

He won re-election in November but resigned after his guilty plea. He was replaced by former district attorney Daniel Donovan, also a Republican.

Information from: Staten Island Advance, http://www.silive.com

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