When Rep. Michael Grimm arrives at Brooklyn federal court on Monday for the unsealing of the indictment against him, the congressman will undergo the same arraignment process of others who have been accused of a crime, according to a Staten Island defense attorney.
Attorney Mario Gallucci said that Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) will first be processed by FBI agents, including having his fingerprints and mugshot taken. Grimm is a former FBI agent himself.
Gallucci said Grimm would then stand before an arraignment magistrate in Brooklyn court, where the government will seek bail. Gallucci, a veteran of the federal courts, said that he expected the government to seek bail of around $150,000 to $200,000, which could be secured by a bank account or property through what is known as a personal recognizance bond.