The FBI arrested a resident of Aventura, in South Florida, for sending bombs to liberal and democratic figures in the United States. The arrest occurred this Friday, the information was released by a spokesman for the US Department of Justice.
The arrest of 50-year-old César Sayoc Jr. occurs after a national hunt.
Cesar Altier Sayoc was arrested Friday morning in Plantation, Florida, in connection with the 12 suspicious packages that have been discovered this week.
The suspect will be charged with five charges that expose him to up to 58 years in prison, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today. «These charges may change or expand as the investigation continues,» Sessions said during a press conference.
The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray, confirmed that the suspect is Sayoc, as several media outlets had anticipated, and that authorities have detected thirteen «explosive» devices in the packages he sent to known figures from all over the country.
A fingerprint on the envelope containing one of the bombs sent to prominent Democrats across the country, as well as the DNA in two other packages, allowed officials to approach the suspect, Cesar Sayoc, 56, who was arrested Friday. in the morning.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a press conference at 2:30 pm from Washington, DC, that Sayoc of Aventura, Florida faces five federal charges and up to 48 years in prison. He confirmed that the five charges are: interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal shipment of explosives, threats against former presidents and others, threats of interstate communications, and attacks on federal officials. Although Sayoc was detained in Florida, he will be prosecuted in New York City.
Court records available to the public show that Sayoc had already been arrested in Miami in 2002 for a bomb threat, for which he was sentenced to one year of probation.
Other records cite the suspect’s previous arrests for theft and battery.
In 2012, he filed for bankruptcy, alleging that he owned a total of $ 4,175 in personal assets and $ 21,109 in liabilities while working as a store manager in Hollywood, Florida, and living with his mother on a salary of $ 1,083 a month.
His profile on social networks shows him as a strong supporter and follower of Trump. Last June, he uploaded a short video to his Twitter account in which he called Trump «the best president of all time.
According to Sayoc’s Facebook page, he is a Trump fan who posted photos and videos of himself at one of the President’s rallies in October 2016.
He posted a photograph of himself wearing a MAGA cap in front of the US Capitol. USA In 2017.
Sayoc claims to be a Native American member of the Florida Seminole Tribe, although another report says acheter des steroides pour musculation he is from the Philippines.
In a post a year ago, Sayoc shared a photo of Governor Rick Scott and Donald Trump, writing: «The country’s greatest Governor, Rick Scott and a close friend of the Seminole tribe of We Unquecquered.» Triumph triumph triumph
He shared bodybuilding photos and appears to have worked at a strip club.
The FBI intercepted two other bomb packages. One of them was addressed to the CNN news network , but in the name of James Clapper, former director of the United States Defense Intelligence Agency.