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Eduard Florea biography: 13 things about Proud Boys supporter from Queens, New York

 

Eduard Florea hails from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is a software engineer. (a)
  2. He lives in Queens, New York. (a)
  3. He is a father of two. (b)
  4. In 2014, authorities searched his home in New York and found a cache of weapons. (c) He was convicted for illegal weapons. (b)
  5. He is a supporter of the Proud Boys. He applied to join the far-right group but was not yet a member because he had not reached the requisite number of meetings attended, according to assistant U.S. attorney Francisco J. Navarro. (a)
  6. In December 2020, he was with the Proud Boys when the group vandalized the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., USA. (a)
  7. He did not participate in the the U.S. Capitol building riot by Donald Trump supporters on January 6, 2021 but he was accused of making a series of threats on Parler about the event. (a) On the same day, he posted on the social media platform that he “will be reaching out to patriots” so they can “come up with a game plan” and that they are “target rich” in New York. (b) He also allegedly vowed to travel to Washington, D.C. and slice “a throat” and threated the life of Raphael Warnock, an African-American pastor who is assuming office as U.S. senator from Georgia on January 20, 2021. (a)
  8. On January 12, 2021, hatchets, swords, two dozen shotgun rounds, about 75 military style combat knives and more than 1,000 rounds of rifle ammunition were found when the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force searched his house in New York. (b)
  9. He was arrested and was taken to FBI headquarters in Manhattan on January 12, 2021. (c)
  10. His wife and their two children were present when he was arrested in their house on January 12, 2021, according to his neighbor Larry Gianbalvo. (b)
  11. He was 40 years old when he was arrested on January 12, 2021. (a)
  12. On January 13, 2021, he was charged with stockpiling military-style combat knives and more than 1,000 rifle rounds in his house in New York. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara ordered him held without bail. (a)
  13. He is represented by federal public defender Mia Eisner-Grynberg. He does not condone the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, according to her. (a)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)

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