(NEWSER)) – People familiar with the case tell the AP that US Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City is planning to plead guilty to a tax evasion charge instead of going to trial next month.
A plea hearing is scheduled for tomorrow in federal court in Brooklyn. Lawyers for Grimm and federal prosecutors declined to comment on the hearing. But the two people familiar with the case say that the politician plans to plead guilty to a single count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return. The people weren't authorized to discuss the plea deal and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Staten Island Republican and former FBI agent turned himself in and was charged in May. He won re-election in November.
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