Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton, Texas
A few weeks ago, Michael Grimm, U.S. Representative for New York's 11th Congressional District, announced his resignation after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge. He was indicted back in April on 20 different counts relating to his health food restaurants, false tax returns, mail fraud, wire fraud, perjury and knowingly hiring undocumented workers. He served time but later ran again for another term and was reelected. However, this time, he was charged and pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in filing a false tax return. At first, Grim did not want to step down; however, after a "change of heart" meaning the ethics panel was forcing him to resign, he decided to step down.
This case is similar to James Michael Curley, an American politician who was mayor and governor of Boston, Massachusetts, who was reelected as mayor wile he was serving time in prison for a felony conviction. Unfortunately, this happens a lot with politicians. Grimm stepping down was a wise decision; however, this decision should have been made immediately after he pleaded guilty. Politicians and other public officials are not beyond the law. They need to be there for the people and be a role model for its citizens.
If you are seeking aggressive criminal representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney for your Denton County criminal case or arrest in Denton County, contact the offices of Tim Powers today. There is no charge or obligation for the initial consultation. 940.483.8000
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