Cesar Sayoc Bio
Cesar Sayoc Bio: He was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Florida as a child, records show. He’s a 1980 graduate of North Miami Beach High School whose last known address was Aventura in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Cesar Sayoc charged
He was arrested on 26 October 2018. Cesar was charged in connection with the mailing of more than a dozen bomb-like devices to prominent Democrats around the country has a criminal record, including a felony charge in 2002 for threatening to “throw, project, place, or discharge any destructive device.
Sayoc has been identified by law enforcement authorities as being responsible for the mailings of bomb-like devices to top Democrats, including former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, according to an FBI complaint released Friday afternoon.
The latest package, found Friday, was addressed to liberal billionaire activist Tom Steyer who has spent millions calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. In a statement, Steyer confirmed the packaged mailed to him was intercepted at a mail facility in Burlingame, California.
Sayoc has been charged with five federal counts, including interstate transport of explosives, and faces a maximum 48 years in prison if convicted.
Cesar Sayoc criminal record
according to Online records, Sayoc has a string of arrest records that date back to 1991 for alleged theft and drug offenses, along with traffic infractions.
As recently as May 2015, he was arrested in Palm Beach for alleged retail theft. He was found guilty in October 2015, the records show.
In 2002, according to online court records from Miami-Dade County, Sayoc was charged with threatening to “throw, project, place, or discharge any destructive device.
The records don’t detail the specific circumstances of the incident but a destructive device is described in the statute as a “bomb, grenade, mine, rock, missile, pipebomb or similar device. Sayoc eventually was placed on a one-year probation for the second-degree felony.
Sayoc also was arrested on February 2004 on four counts of possession and sale of steroids, according to Broward County Court records. The charges were all dismissed in August 2005 after he had been sentenced to 18-months probation on two counts of possession and unlawful use of a driver’s license.
Daniel Lurvey, a Miami-Dade defense attorney, represented Sayoc in two theft cases in 2013 and 2014. He described Sayoc as a pretty normal guy who didn’t seem the type to mail suspected pipe bombs.
Sayoc filed for bankruptcy, in June 2012. At the time, he was living with his mother and owed more than $20,000 to creditors, mostly banks, records show.
His total employment income the year before was just over $7,500. And he had collected about $16,000 in unemployment between 2009 and 2010, according to the bankruptcy records.
Sayoc also lost his Fort Lauderdale home in a foreclosure in September 2009, according to court records. He filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2012. The court records in that case state he had just $4,175 in assets, including a 2001 Chevy Tahoe with 285,000 miles, and $21,109 in liabilities.
Cesar Sayoc Occupation
On his LinkedIn profile, Sayoc calls himself a promoter, booking agent and choreographer of a male stripping show as well as burlesque shows in the Miami-area. The pages further show that he graduated from Brevard College, N.C./Univ of N.C. at Charlotte,” earning a Bachelor of Arts in numerous subjects as well as studying veterinary medicine. Sayoc writes on that profile that it was his dream to become a “horse doctor.” On his Twitter page, Sayoc says that he is a former professional soccer player and cage fighter. The Sun Sentinel reports that Sayoc is the owner of two businesses, Native American Catering and Ver Tech AG.
Cesar Sayoc Previous Criminal Activities
As per court records, Sayoc has been arrested several times in Broward County, Florida, dating back to 1991. The most recent arrest was in Broward 2014.
Here are some highlights of his arrest;
- Sayoc was charged with third-degree grand theft, a felony in 1991. He pleaded guilty that same year and was sentenced to two years of probation.
- In 1994, As per Court Records, his mother sought a domestic violence injunction against Sayoc.
- In 2002, he was charged with making a bomb threat in Dade County, Florida. He received a sentence of one year of probation. Prosecutors agreed to withhold adjudication of the felony charge, meaning it was dismissed after he completed the probation in 2003.
- In 2004, Sayoc was arrested on drug charges. He was accused of possession and sale of steroids, along with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, tampering with evidence, filing fraudulent tax returns, criminal use of personal ID info and possession or unlawful issue of a driver’s license. He pleaded guilty that same year and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.
- In 2009, Sayoc was charged with operating without a valid license, not having insurance and not having a tag light and was fined after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor charges.
- In 2013, Sayoc was charged with battery and third-degree grand theft, a felony. He pleaded guilty in 2014 and was sentenced to probation.
- In 2014, Sayoc was arrested on a petit theft charge and violation of probation. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
- He was also arrested on theft charges in Dade and Palm Beach counties in 1992 and 2015.
JUST IN: Cesar Sayoc, the man who mailed explosives to Democratic leaders and CNN last year, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison pic.twitter.com/k1Q5Oqy5gc
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— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 5, 2019
Cesar Sayoc Mother
Cesar had no address of his own at the time of his arrest on Friday 26th October 2018 and seemed to be spending his time at his mother’s home or living out of his van. As stated earlier; In 1994, his mother sought a domestic violence injunction against Sayoc according to court archives.
Cesar Sayoc Bankruptcy and Wife
Sayoc filed for bankruptcy in 2012. He was not married at the time and was working as a store manager at a supermarket in Hollywood, Florida.