Grimm "called out" by the FEC for bringing in illegally large campaign donations from Boehner and Ryan.
Another completely new campaign financing scandal might entangle Congressman Grimm — This time a woman fundraiser has been arrested in connection with donations to the Grimm campaign through a straw donor [as updated on 1/14/14]
Federal authorities have cited Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm for receiving illegally large campaign contributions from House Speaker John Boehner and former GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan. Grimm’s 2014 primary campaign got $4,000 from the “Friends of John Boehner” and $5,000 from Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan’s “Prosperity Action Committee.” In a letter to Grimm dated January 8th, the Federal Election Commission stated that both contributions violated the $2,600 limit for a single donor for a single election cycle ( See “Federal Election Commission flags Rep. Michael Grimm for receiving illegally large contributions” by Dan Friedman, 1/11/14, NY Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/feds-flag-grimm-receiving-illegally-large-contributions-article-1.1576182]).
The buzz from somebody very familiar with the questions being asked is that, a national news organization has been asking lots of questions about Grimm’s allegedly close personal relationship with a female fund-raiser from a state well south of the southern tip of Staten Island. That woman seems to be involved in a campaign financing investigation completely unrelated to any of the charges now being made against Congressman Grimm. [However see "UPDATE" comment below]