The Federal Election Commission has admonished Congressman Michael Grimm for accepting campaign contributions that exceed the legal limits.
The Daily News reports:
The Staten Island Republican’s 2014 primary campaign got $4,000 from Friends of John Boehner and $5,000 from Ryan’s Prosperity Action Committee — violating the $2,600 limit for a donor in an election cycle, the Federal Election Commission stated in a letter to him dated Jan. 8.
Although a relatively minor flub, it’s the latest addition to mounting concerns raised about the congressman’s fundraising. Grimm won the seat, which also includes most of Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and parts of Gravesend, in 2012. Almost immediately after winning the 2012 election, the Justice Department opened an investigation that looked at a tangle of donations and relationships involving rabbis and synagogues in Brooklyn. That investigation remains open and one of the associates involved, Ofer Biton, recently pleaded guilty to visa fraud.
The latest findings from the FEC concern his 2014 campaign, in which he’s facing a challenge from Democrat Domenic Recchia, a former City Council member.