In this July 11, 2011 file photo, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto attends a wedding in Lod, central Israel. In the fall of 2009, when future U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm announced his run for congres

 

              In this July 11, 2011 file photo, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto attends a wedding in Lod, central Israel.  In the fall of 2009, when future U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm announced his run for congres
In this July 11, 2011 file photo, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto attends a wedding in Lod, central Israel. In the fall of 2009, when future U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm announced his run for congress, he sorely needed a rainmaker who could get the dollars flowing to his nascent campaign. He found one in an Israeli Rabbi Pinto, but now that fruitful association has turned into a big headache for the Staten Island Republican - one involving allegations of illegal donations, a bizarre blackmail claim and potentially embarrassing associations with people in the pornography business. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)