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MNR Obtains Significantly Reduced Sentence For Former U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm

MNR represented former U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm, of New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District, in a criminal proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  Mr. Grimm was charged with a twenty count indictment, which including charges of obstructing and impeding the administration of the Internal Revenue laws, wire fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud, and obstruction of justice.  In December 2014, Mr. Grimm pled guilty to one count of assisting in the preparation of false tax returns.

At sentencing, on July 17, 2015, the Government sought a sentence of 24-30 months.  After a lengthy sentencing hearing and nearly 100 pages of briefing, MNR successfully obtained an eight month sentence for Mr. Grimm—a significant reduction from the Government’s proposed sentence and Mr. Grimm’s sentencing range.

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