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Grimm Friend Arrested in Connection With Rep.'s 2010 Campaign

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A friend of Rep. Michael Grimm, whose district covers all of Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, has been arrested in connection with his 2010 campaign.

The FBI charged 47-year-old Diana Durand with using straw donors to exceed the maximum allowable contribution to the campaign committee.

After contributing $4,800, the maximum amount allowed under federal law, Durand allegedly offered to reimburse four friends if they contributed to the campaign.

The arrest is the latest to result from an ongoing federal probe into Grimm's 2010 campaign fundraising.

Grimm is not charged with any wrongdoing.

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