Cecelia Grimes was a Washington D.C. lobbyist and close friend of Curt Weldon, a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 2007, representing the Seventh District of Pennsylvania.
In July 2008 Grimes pleaded guilty to attempting to destroy evidence sought under subpoena by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Washington Post reported that Grimes "admitted that she threw out documents sought by FBI agents shortly after they visited her home in Parkesburg, Pa., in 2006 to question her. The agents served her with a grand jury subpoena demanding records connected to her clients, her travel, Weldon and his campaigns. FBI agents later recovered the documents in trash bags in front of Grimes' home, according to charging papers.
Articles and Resources
- Del Quentin Wilber, "Former Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Trying to Destroy Evidence", Washington Post, July 25, 2008.
- Ken Silverstein, "A Small-Town Lobbyist and Her Big Connection", Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2006.
- "United States of America vs Cecila M. Grimes", July 15, 2008.
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