WASHINGTON — Embattled New York Rep. Michael Grimm will resign his seat in Congress following his guilty plea for felony tax evasion, a House leadership aide confirmed to NBC News on Monday.
Last week, the Staten Island Republican pleaded guilty to a single count of felony tax evasion after he allegedly failed to accurately report payroll and earnings of a restaurant he owned before being elected to Congress.
In a statement late Monday night, Grimm said, "The events which led to this day did not break my spirit, nor the will of the voters. However, I do not believe that I can continue to be 100 percent effective in the next Congress."
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