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April 19, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced the filing of an Indictment* against Robert Grove charging that, on or about March 26, 2007, at Philadelphia International Airport, he (1) concealed and attempted to smuggle approximately $49,453 in cash into the United States from a place outside of the United States, in violation of Title 31, United States Code, Section 5332(a)(1), (2) falsely claimed that he was transporting currency and merchandise with a total value of only $350, when in fact he was knowingly transporting, and about to transport, monetary instruments of more than $10,000 from a place outside the United States to a place in the United States, in violation of Title 31, United States Code, Sections 5316(a)(1)(B), 5316(b) and 5322(b), and (3) made a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement and representation in a matter within the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2).


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Robert Grove

Clifton Heights, PA

1944

The case was investigated by United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Department of Justice, Criminal Division Fraud Section Trial Attorneys Nathaniel Edmonds and Stacey Luck, with the assistance from Assistant United States Attorney, John Pease.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525


*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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