Rep. Grimm re-elected in Bay Ridge amid FBI probe

November 7, 2012 Associated Press
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Rep. Michael Grimm has won his bid for a second term in Congress representing Bay Ridge and Staten Island.

According to unofficial results Tuesday night, the Republican defeated Democratic businessman Mark Murphy in the 11th Congressional District.

Grimm’s victory came amid an FBI investigation into whether wealthy followers of an Israeli rabbi made illegal donations to his campaign during his first congressional run in 2010.

No charges related to campaign fundraising have been filed, but one Israeli businessman who had helped Grimm raise at least $250,000 to $300,000 from followers of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto was arrested on a visa fraud charge.

Grimm has denied any wrongdoing.

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