LawFuel – Legal Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ROBERT GROEZINGER,
an attorney in Patterson, Putnam County, New York, was arrested
today and presented before United States Magistrate Judge LISA
MARGARET SMITH in White Plains federal court on a Complaint
alleging that GROEZINGER received and possessed more than 40
images of child pornography on his computer and thumb drive.
GROEZINGER was released on a $100,000 personal bond,
and Judge SMITH set a preliminary hearing for November 12, 2008.
If convicted, GROEZINGER faces a minimum sentence of 5 years’
imprisonment and a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment for
receiving child pornography via the internet and a maximum of 10
years’ imprisonment for possessing child pornography.
According to the Complaint, from at least in or about
December 2007, to in or about January 2008, through emails and
online chats, GROEZINGER solicited and received computer files
containing images of child pornography from a person in
California who facilitated the receipt and distribution child
Mr. GARCIA praised the efforts of Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) in connection with this
Assistant United States Attorney ANNA M. SKOTKO is in
charge of the prosecution.