WASHINGTON, April 28 Republican U.S.
Representative Michael Grimm, who was indicted Monday on fraud
charges, said he was stepping down from the House of
Representatives Financial Services Committee.
In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, the New York
congressman said he was asking to be removed from the committee
"in light of recent events." He added that "upon a successful
resolution of pending legal matters my intention is to resume
said position as an active member of the committee."
A spokesman for Boehner said the speaker "believes Rep.
Grimm's decision is appropriate under the circumstances."
(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Peter Cooney)