By John Stanton, Roll Call
In the fall of 2010, then-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) informed the FBI that now-Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) was allegedly attempting to extort campaign contributions from a politically well-connected orthodox rabbi, Weiner said today.
Grimm has previously been accused of accepting questionable donations collected by a former associate of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto. Weinerâ€™s revelation would put Grimm, a former FBI agent himself, closer to the federal investigation surrounding Pintoâ€™s former associates.
In an interview with Roll Call, Weiner said Pinto, who leads the popular Shuva Israel congregation, informed him in the early fall of 2010 that Grimm had attempted to extort money from him. Pintoâ€™s ministries stretch from Israel to the United States and he splits his time between the two countries.
â€œI can confirm the Rabbi did bring allegations to me and I can confirm that I turned them over to the FBI immediately,â€ Weiner said.
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