The Threatening Congressman Has an Indirect EB-5 Connection

The thuggish congressman who threatened – on camera – to toss a reporter off a balcony, Michael Grimm, (R-NY), has a major, if indirect, connection with the EB-5 (immigrant investor) program.

Grimm, the only GOP member from New York City was angered, according to yesterday’s Washington Post, because the reporter wanted to know about charges that Grimm’s campaign “had solicited and accepted donations from foreign nationals.”

And who was Grimm’s main fund-raiser at the time?

As we reported earlier, Ofer Biton, an illegal alien from Israel, played that role. (See here and here.)

Biton was subsequently indicted for lying on an EB-5 application as to the source of the money to be invested (it had been obtained by extortion, according to the prosecutors), pled guilty to the charge, and now awaits sentencing. Users of PACER, the federal courts’ electronic records system, can see his file at 1:12-cr-00580-RRM.

Unfortunately, the press did not pick up the EB-5 aspect of the Grimm case.

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