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May 22 2014 | 10:23am ET
Before winning election to Congress, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) was an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. But six years after leaving the bureau, Grimm’s corrupt hedge-fund manager alter ego lived on in his cellular phone.
Grimm’s cell phone was listed under “Michael Garibaldi of Centurian Consulting,” the hedge fund he supposedly ran while undercover, until at least 2012, the New York Daily News reports. Grimm continued to use the phone as his primary number under as recently as last year, and received mail addressed to Garibaldi.
It is unclear why Grimm kept a cell phone registered under the Garibaldi name. Last month, he was indicted on fraud charges related to a restaurant he ran in between his time at the FBI and his election to Congress in 2010.
Grimm has denied the allegations.
Grimm went undercover as Garibaldi, nicknamed “Mikey Suits,” as part of an insider-trading probe.
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