The court granted Mr. Grobman’s motion for release pending sentencing due to his health risks, which placed him in the CDC's high-risk category of complications due to COVID-19. The court stated that the release flowed from a “detailed and comprehensive bond package” which demonstrated that Mr. Grobman was not a flight risk. The court also granted release because COVID-19 had shut down legal visits at FDC and Mr. Grobman had viable issues to raise at sentencing and on appeal.
United States v. Grobman, No. 18-CR-20989, 2020 United States Dist. LEXIS 63602 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 29, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Federal Detention Center [typically federal pretrial detention]
Bond of over $3 million; Grobman, his wife and his children will surrender their passports; home confinement, supported by electronic monitoring; substance abuse testing and/or treatment; may not possess any firearm, ammunition or dangerous devices; if found to be exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, then he shall not be released
wire fraud; money laundering; theft of pre-retail medical products;smuggling
Decision Made But Case Still Pending
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Age, Other, Pre-Diabetes, Lupus
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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