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Former Congressman Michael Grimm has been ordered to pay $149,000 in restitution, on top of an eight month jail sentence, for under-reporting almost $1 million in sales and wages at his former Upper East Side restaurant, Law 360 reports. The money will be divided among three government agencies, with the State of New York collecting $87,000,…

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Disgraced ex-Congressman Michael Grimm was sentenced to eight months in prison and one year of probation by a federal court today, seven months after pleading guilt to tax fraud and resigning from office. In January, Grimm admitted to underreporting his earnings in relation to a fast food business, called Healthalicious, that he owned before running for office. He…

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The numbers are in. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan sailed to victory over opponent Councilman Vincent Gentile in last night’s special election. Republican Donovan took 60 percent of the vote while Gentile, the Democratic candidate, won just 39 percent, according to preliminary results. The DA, who will be New York City’s only Republican member of the House,…

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Today, May 5, is the special election to fill the 11th Congressional District seat, and polls will be open from 6am to 9pm. The district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Southern Brooklyn, was left vacant in January by disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm, who resigned after pleading guilty to tax fraud. To find out if you live…

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Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan nabbed his second tabloid endorsement for May 5 special election for Congress this weekend. The New York Daily News editorial board unenthusiastically endorsed the Republican prosecutor over his rival, Councilman Vincent Gentile Saturday, arguing that Donovan could get more done for New York in a Republican-controlled House. The paper’s editorial board is not…

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At a forum for candidates seeking the vacant 11th Congressional District seat in the May 5 special election last week, Councilman Vincent Gentile vowed that, if elected, he would halt construction on the controversial Gravesend Bay Waste Transfer Station and consider turning area into a Superfund site. “When I am elected to Congress on May 5th, I will immediately…

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With exactly two weeks left until the May 5 special election for the 11th Congressional District seat, it’s time to start thinking about who to vote for, how to vote, when to vote, and whether you’ll need to fill out an absentee ballot. The district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Southern Brooklyn, was…

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Things got heated last night at NY1’s live televised debate between Staten Island DA Daniel Donovan and Councilman Vincent Gentile at the College of Staten Island, as the candidates clashed over issues like the Eric Garner case, Iran, immigration, and prosecuting FEMA fraud. Despite being comically mismatched height-wise, with Donovan towering over Gentile, the Brooklyn councilman seemed to…

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