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Ex-Congressman Michael Grimm Begins 8-Month Prison Sentence For Tax Fraud

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Former Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm reported to prison Tuesday.

Grimm was originally set to enter prison 12 days ago, but was granted a delay to undergo an undisclosed surgical procedure. He will serve his time at McKean Correctional Institute in Pennsylvania.

In July, Grimm was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

According to an indictment, the tax fraud began in 2007 after Grimm retired from the FBI and began investing in a small Manhattan restaurant called Healthalicious.

The indictment accused him of under-reporting more than $1 million in wages and receipts to evade payroll, income and sales taxes, partly by paying immigrant workers, some of them in the country illegally, in cash.

The case stemmed from an investigation of Grimm's campaign financing. He was never charged with any offense related to his campaign, but a woman romantically linked to him pleaded guilty to lining up straw donors for his 2010 run.

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