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Middle Village Man to Do Prison Time for Making Online Threats to Kill U.S. Senator

Police raid the house of Eduard Florea, 41, in Middle Village on Jan. 12, 2021, following online statements he made about carrying out violent attacks in Washington (Citizen)

Dec. 17, 2021 By Christian Murray

A Middle Village man who posted online statements about leading an armed group of “patriots” to Washington and killing a U.S. senator has been sentenced in Brooklyn federal court to 33 months in prison.

Eduard Florea, 41, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in August to a weapons charge and making threats—after federal investigators nabbed him after uncovering some of his online postings.

Investigators found a series of threatening online statements he made on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2021, where he called for the killing of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock.

His statements came just after Warnock had been elected in one of Georgia’s run-off elections — and just prior to the violence unleashed on the Capitol.

According to court documents, Florea posted statements such as “dead men can’t pass [expletive] laws” about Warnock as well as “the time for peace and civility is over … it’s time to unleash some violence.”

He made these posts under the username “LoneWolfWar” on the now-suspended Parler app. He also wrote that he was organizing an armed group to descend on D.C.

“3 cars of armed patriots heading into DC from NY/ Guns cleaned loaded … got a bunch of guys all armed and ready to deploy … we are just waiting for the word,” Florea wrote on Jan. 6 — the day violent supporters stormed the Capitol.

Florea, a self-proclaimed Proud Boy, was arrested Jan. 12 at his home on 76th Street near Eliot Avenue. The FBI raided his house and found that he illegally possessed thousands of rounds of ammunition.

He pleaded guilty to one count of transmitting threats to injure as well as one count of possessing ammunition after having been convicted of a felony.

“With today’s sentence, the defendant faces serious consequences for threatening the life of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock as part of his effort to foment violence at the Capital on Jan. 6, 2021 in connection with attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election,” said U.S. Attorney Breon Peace in a statement Thursday.

“This Office is deeply committed to protecting our democratic institutions and preserving our democracy, and will vigorously prosecute those who would undermine our founding principles as a nation by threatening the safety of our elected representatives or those who seek elected office.”

Florea had a previous gun possession conviction. In 2014, police found more than a dozen illegal firearms — including at least one machine gun —in his possession.

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Republicans Hate Democracy

Another right-winger aspiring to ruin our democracy.

Take a long, hard look at yourselves, Trumpers.

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Roberto

There was silence from you last year when 2 cities were partially occupied by democrat rioters.

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There is stupid then there is Fox Stupid

Roberto – Nice exaggeration. Where were you when Republicans murdered a cop storming the Capitol looking to hang Vice President Pence?

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There is stupid then there is Fox Stupid

The Republicans with the help of Fox Propaganda have weaponized the weak minded, gullible and stupid.

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Correct

Yes…CNN has weaponized the weak minded, gullible and stupid to actually believe that millions of people who never vote magically sent in paper ballots to elect Joe Biden and give him more votes than Barak Obama…it’s not like he had the lowest enthusiasm rating of any candidate in history….oh wait he did….

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Morris

Many people hate trump. That’s a powerful driver of voting. It’s called Negative Partisanship and that orange buffoon ramped it up real good. I voted Biden, even though I can’t stand him.

It’s just that Trump, the aspiring fascist traitor, is way worse.

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There is stupid then there is Fox stupid

The Auditors hand picked and hired by Donald Trump to audit the election said there was no fraud. How gullible are you?

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Trump lost to sleepy Joe live with it says cyber Ninjas

Correct – Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 by 3 million votes. Fact! In. 2020 Trump had a record of failure and lost the states that he marginally won 2016. Trump lost both the popular and electoral college in 2020. Fact!

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truth & justice

When the Republicans take back the house this coming year we will have actual hearings into the election and the evidence of fraud that no court allowed to be heard will finally be presented before the American people…then we will get to the bottom of this epic scandal…see you on the hill

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Republican Party is Fascist and Trying to create a theocracy

Truth – The alternate truth and alternate reality. Enjoy!

Morris

Ah, yes, like the Benghazi hearings, which produced… nothing but more idiocy.

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