After more than two years of investigation, federal prosecutors in New York were preparing to bring charges against Grimm that included mail and wire fraud along with obstruction of justice, according to the New York Times. The restaurant, named Healthalicious and located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was previously fined for not carrying workers’ compensation insurance and was affiliated with a former Grimm fundraiser who has also been charged in the investigation.
The exact charges have not been made public yet, but the Times reported that an indictment against Grimm on federal fraud charges was expected to be unsealed Monday.
Grimm’s attorney confirmed to TPM on Friday that prosecutors were preparing to bring charges against his client. In a statement, the attorney said that Grimm “asserts his innocence of any wrongdoing.”
This post has been updated.