Michael Grimm's year may be ending as unsteadily as it began.
In January, the Republican House member threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony—a threat that unsurprisingly garnered a lot of criticism. Now, New York's Daily News is reporting that Grimm is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of tax evasion.
NBC 4 New York confirmed the report.
Grimm received a 20-count indictment in April that alleging that he concealed more than $1 million in revenue, paid employees off the books, and hired undocumented immigrants at a health fast-food restaurant he ran in Manhattan for four years.
A court official told the Daily News that Grimm, who represents New York's 11th Congressional District, will enter the plea during a Tuesday hearing in a Brooklyn federal court.
So far, the controversy swirling around Grimm has not affected his standing with Staten Island constituents. In November, Grimm was reelected after beating his Democratic opponent by 13 points.
The decision to plead guilty could propel the House Republican leadership to push Grimm to resign.
This article is from the archive of our partner National Journal.