|Name||Michael G. Grimm|
|Address||50 Borman Avenue |
Staten Island, New York 10314, United States
|| February 07, 1970
Feb 05, 2013 01:40pm
U.S. Marine Corps -
|Info||Michael Grimm's service to our nation began at the age of nineteen, when he left college after his freshman year and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve a country that he loves and respects. |
After serving in the Persian Gulf War and being awarded a Combat Meritorious Promotion to NCO, he returned as a combat veteran to an active reserve status and continued his education.
While attending school full time during the day, Michael went to work as a clerk for the FBI on the midnight shift.
After a short time, Michael was chosen to attend the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center where he completed the Federal Police Officer Training Program graduating with the honor of both the Academic and Physical Fitness awards for his class. Upon returning from training, he was deputized as a U. S. Marshall and entrusted with full arrest authority as a Uniformed Police Officer for the FBI.
With a desire to diversify his background, Michael left the FBI for a Research Analyst position on Wall Street working for Harmonic Research and, later, the firm of Robb, Peck, McCooey. In a short time, he attained several securities industry licenses and traded small cap stocks. During this period, Michael attended Bernard M. Baruch College at night to further his education.
Upon graduating with his BBA in Accountancy with a concentration in Finance, Michael felt the pull of public service and returned to the FBI where he was appointed a Special Agent and assigned to the New York Office. Although he was assigned to investigate the Gambino Crime Family in the prestigious Organized Crime Branch, he eventually found his niche fighting corruption on Wall St. as a member of the Financial Fraud Squad.
While serving on the Fraud squad, Michael was recognized for excellence and awarded a "QSI" for his untiring work ethic and dedication to serving justice. It was during this time that Michael continued his education by attending New York Law School at night, eventually graduating in the top 10 of his class with honors (Magna Cum Laude). Special Agent Grimm was then admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.
It was during his tenure with the Fraud Squad that Michael started his undercover (UC) career, resulting in him being the first FBI Agent to successfully infiltrate Wall St. Operation Wooden Nickel was arguably one of the most successful White Collar undercover investigations in the history of the FBI.
As part of the investigation, Michael maintained a deep cover role as a hedge fund manager for almost two years while obtaining evidence against more than 50 individuals committing frauds spanning the spectrum from stock manipulation and currency scams to money laundering. He was once again honored by being awarded his second "QSI".
After establishing a reputation as a reliable, "go-to" undercover, Michael was enlisted to investigate corrupt politicians in New Jersey, corrupt police officers in Florida, and various other cases often as the lead UC Agent. Living the lives of a "made" member of La Costra Nostra , a nefarious land developer, a struggling actor/model, a corrupt Wall St. financier, an international money launderer and other personas, Michael relentlessly fought corruption and served proudly.
After approximately 11 years as a Special Agent and more than 5 years serving as a deep cover UC, Michael left the FBI to further expand his experience and became an entrepreneur. As a small business owner, he met the challenges of navigating a difficult market and tough economy. He founded a small healthy concept restaurant in Manhattan and today is a principal in a bio-fuel company located in Austin, Texas.
Now, after attaining a solid education in accounting and law, serving in combat with the Marines, a successful career in the FBI and fully diversifying his experience as an entrepreneur in the private sector, Michael Grimm is looking towards further service to his country and our community by running for Congress in New York's 13th District.
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