Law & Crime reports:
A New Yorker pleaded guilty on Monday to threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) online the day Democrats regained control of both branches of Congress. Eduard Florea, 41, also pleaded guilty to illegally possessing ammunition that the FBI found in his Queens County home on Jan. 7.
The evening before the Jan. siege of the U.S. Capitol, a user logged onto a social media platform popular with the far-right under the handle “LoneWolfWar” and began fantasizing about slitting a throat.
The user especially seethed about Sen. Warnock’s election as Georgia’s first Black senator, who along with fellow Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff tipped Senate control to the Democrats. The account posted a flood of bile, vulgarity and death threats, prosecutors say.
Read the full article. As I previously reported, Florea intended to accompany Proud Boys during the Capitol riot, but his ride never picked him up. According to the feds, he also threatened to murder his wife because she wouldn’t let him use their joint business account to make donations to the Proud Boys. Florea has a previous felony conviction from 2014 when feds found a massive arsenal in his Queens home. He faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
Man Pleads Guilty to Making ‘Dead Men Can’t Pass S*** Laws’ Threats Against Senator Raphael Warnockhttps://t.co/GZXGdgRa3C
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 16, 2021
ALERT: Eduard Florea of NY pleads GUILTY to federal threat charge
Feds accused Florea of threatening the life of Raphael Warnock (D-Ga) and urging others to take up arms to unleash violence at Capitol
Florea was accused of sending these messages between 2p-6pm on Jan 6 ===> pic.twitter.com/pv239cKu4Q
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) August 16, 2021
Breaking news in Brooklyn federal court just now:
US govt reveals Eduard Florea – a Proud Boy in Queens who threatened to kill people in DC – was arrested and found with:
More than 1,000 rounds of rifle ammo
2 dozen shotgun rounds
75 combat knives
— 𝙅𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙜𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙮 (@Jose_Pagliery) January 13, 2021
Feds just release the complaint against Proud Boys member Eduard Florea. He allegedly used Parler to threaten to kill GA Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock, among other allegations pic.twitter.com/PemUkvAMAO
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 13, 2021
Queens Man Eduard Florea Arrested After Allegedly Plotting Another U.S. Capitol Attack pic.twitter.com/Sfsc7s70fk
— Sheila Ray (@SheilaHallRay) January 14, 2021