Law & Crime reports:
A felon accused of threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) online the day Democrats regained control of both branches of Congress failed to secure his release from jail pending trial, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
“I am not releasing him. He represents a threat to the community,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom said of 40-year-old Eduard Florea, who had his first bond hearing pending charges of transmitting threats to injure and being a felon in possession of a weapon.
The evening before the siege of the U.S. Capitol, the FBI alleged Florea logged onto a social media platform popular with the far-right under the handle “LoneWolfWar” and began fantasizing about slitting throats.
As I reported at the time, feds arrested Florea in a startling show of force that included an armored vehicle.
According to the FBI, Florea choked his wife and threatened to stab her to death when she refused to let him use their joint business account to raise money for the Proud Boys.
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