Rep. Michael Grimm is in federal custody as the New York Republican awaits his indictment on federal criminal charges.
Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, unveiled a grand jury indictment against Grimm Monday. The allegations - Grimm will face well over a dozen charges - include mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and health care payments, hiring undocumented workers and obstruction of justice.
Grimm, 44, who has represented Staten Island and a portion of southern Brooklyn since 2011, turned himself in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
For the past two years, Grimm's campaign finance practices, travel and business dealings have been under investigation.
The criminal charges come as Grimm, who holds the only Republican congressional seat in New York City, is fighting for re-election. The race has attracted the interest of national Democrats, who believe they can use Grimm's troubles to seize the seat and have targeted the race for a blitz of heavy spending.
Grimm's Democratic challenger, former city Councilman Domenic Recchia, has used the cloud of scrutiny surrounding Grimm to question whether the congressman is fit for office.
Democrats have also raised concerns about Grimm's temper; in January, he was caught on camera threatening a reporter in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., after the reporter asked him a question about the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his 2010 campaign. Grimm later apologized.
Grimm's political future now look grim.