POLITICS

Former Rep. Michael Grimm Sentenced To Eight Months In Prison

He pled guilty to tax fraud last year.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) leaves US District Court on December 23, 2014 in the Brooklyn boro
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) leaves US District Court on December 23, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Grimm pleaded guilty to one count of felony tax fraud. (Michael Graae/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm was sentenced to eight months in prison on Friday in Brooklyn federal court, seven months after he pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion and subsequently resigned from Congress.

Grimm, a Republican who represented the New York City borough of Staten Island, admitted in December that he underreported employee wages at a health food restaurant, Healthalicious, which he co-owned before embarking on his political career. (Editing by Noeleen Walder and Chizu Nomiyama)