A “multitude” of Tarrio’s family members are the ones he says are willing to stake their Florida homes on his vow to behave if the judge lets him out before trial.
Authorities hauled the Miami, Florida, resident away 44 days ago after he was indicted on conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; aiding and abetting that obstruction; obstruction of law enforcement; destruction of government property; and assaulting, impeding, or resisting law enforcement.
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Two weeks ago, another one of Tarrio’s release requests was shot down after he was hauled before a judge in Florida.
He posed too great a danger to the community, Magistrate Judge Lauren Louis found. Louis was less concerned that Tarrio would flee; rather, it was Tarrio’s history of overlapping criminal conduct, alleged or otherwise, that raised her hackles.
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Tarrio was arrested on Jan. 4 in Washington, D.C., for carrying high-capacity magazines. He was dispatched by police within 24 hours. He also had an outstanding warrant related to an incident in December when he was last in D.C.: Tarrio had burned a Black Lives Matter flag that he stole from a church.
Louis noted how the last time Tarrio was released on bond, according to prosecutors, he conspired to obstruct Congress.
His attorney, Nayib Hassan, argued to Kelly that Tarrio never harassed or assaulted anyone on Jan. 6, nor did he “commit any acts of violence.”
“He did not enter the Capitol,” Hassan wrote, adding that Tarrio would not use internet at home and would effectively cut himself off from all social media access if released into the custody of his family.
Tarrio’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment by Daily Kos on Wednesday.
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Tarrio still owes just over $1 million in restitution for a conviction from 2013: Tarrio stole diabetic test strips from Abbott Laboratories. He served just over half of the 30-month sentence. Though he owed $1.2 million, Tarrio has only paid roughly $2,000 of that amount, according to prosecutors.
Meanwhile, another alt-right personality facing altogether separate and lesser charges, Anthime “Tim” Gionet, appears to be cracking under pressure. Gionet, a far-right activist also known as “Baked Alaska,” was formally charged with a single misdemeanor for parading on April 19.
BuzzFeed reporter Zoe Tillman noted Tuesday this could be a sign that a plea agreement may soon be on the horizon.