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Grimm’s travel request denied by judge

March 6, 2015 Associated Press
Michael Grimm's request was denied. AP Photo/John Minchillo
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A federal judge has denied former Staten Island-Southwest Brooklyn Congressman Michael Grimm his request to travel to Europe for a job interview.

Grimm had filed a letter in Brooklyn’s federal Eastern District Court on Wednesday requesting modification of his bail conditions.

According to the New York Daily News, Judge Pamela Chen expressed concern that letting Grimm, an ex-FBI agent, go overseas could make him a flight risk in a country that does not have an extradition treaty with the United States.

Grimm is free on $400,000 bond, but is limited to travel within the United States, according to The Associated Press.

Grimm, a Republican, resigned after he pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion in December.

His attorney had said that Grimm was pursuing an opportunity with a company doing business abroad that would require him to travel to Europe for a week in the spring.

According to NY1, Grimm pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and faces up to three years in prison when he is sentenced in June.

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