- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — People familiar with plea negotiations say U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City plans to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial next month.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The Staten Island Republican is expected to enter the plea in a case stemming from an investigation of his campaign financing.

Grimm is accused of evading taxes by hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a small Manhattan restaurant.

Grimm won re-election in November while fighting the charges.

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