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Grimm Settles Lobbying Firm Debt

The payment was a fraction of what was owed to Squire Patton Boggs.

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Harrison Cramer
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

Former Rep. Michael Grimm (R), who is running to reclaim his former seat, “got a pretty sweet deal” from top lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs, whom he owed “$421,788 as of last summer.” Through what his spokesman said was a “confidential settlement,” Grimm’s fourth-quarter FEC report showed he paid just $25,000.

When asked about the settlement, Grimm spokesman Michael Caputo said that it was not in violation of any FEC guidelines, “and attempting to portray it as such is misleading and deceptive.” When reporter Greg Smith asked Caputo for more details, Caputo responded: “Please print out my statement, roll it into a little ball, and shove it up your tight liberal a— Greg . Reporters like you are why Donald Trump won.” (New York Daily News)

Grimm is challenging his successor, Rep. Dan Donovan (R), in the Republican primary.

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