Man tied to violent prison gang pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot
Curzio was arrested in Summerfield, Florida, for the Jan. 6 riot less than two years after he was released from a Florida prison in 2019 after serving an eight-year sentence for attempted murder. On Jan. 6, Curzio was part of a crowd near the door to the House atrium that refused orders to leave, authorities say. His lawyer wrote that Curzio is no longer associated with the gang but doesn't have the funds to remove the tattoos. In short, his presence at the Capitol had nothing to do with his prior gang affiliation,” Balarezo wrote in April. Curzio is the second defendant to be sentenced for the Jan. 6 riot.wftv.com
Man tied to violent prison gang pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot
A Florida man who was part of a white supremacist prison gang when he served time for attempted murder pleaded guilty Monday to joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, and will be released from jail this week after serving six months for his role in the Jan. 6 riot. Michael Curzio, who has been locked up since Jan. 14, is the first of more than 500 people charged with federal crimes in the Capitol attack to be sentenced to time behind bars. Curzio was arrested in Summerfield, Florida, for the Jan. 6 riot less than two years after he was released from a Florida prison in 2019 after serving an eight-year sentence for attempted murder.news.yahoo.com
Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: Planned online, broadcast online
On Saturday, Nov. 7th Dunnellon resident Kelly Meggs posted a video of himself in front of the traveling Vietnam Veterans War Memorial discussing the importance of history and freedom. He has pled not guilty to all charges but remains behind bars. Curzio was subsequently arrested and charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, along with three other charges. In fact, the FBI has an entire webpage dedicated to the videos, many taken by the insurrectionists themselves, to help track down suspects. “People need to share what they’re doing and when they share it they get likes,” says Dr. Chakravorti.wftv.com
Florida man arrested during Capitol riot says he was following President Trump’s directions
A Florida man who was arrested during the riot at the Capitol earlier this year is asking to be released on bond, claiming that he never engaged in any violence and he was just following former President Donald Trump’s directions. His attorneys claim he “milled about” once inside and that his only crime was refusing to leave when Capitol officers told him to do so. He’s facing charges of unlawful entry, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and violent entry, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, entering and remaining in a restricted building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. Unfortunately, he listened to Donald Trump and others and took the fateful decision to march to the Capitol grounds. Five people were killed as Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building while Congress was preparing to certify Electoral College votes to cement President Joe Biden’s win.
Marion County man faces more charges for breaching Capitol during riot, records show
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A Marion County man who has been arrested twice now for entering the House atrium during a deadly riot at the Capitol earlier this month is now facing additional charges, records show. Michael Curzio, of Summerfield, was initially taken into custody in the House on Jan. 6 then arrested again in Marion County on Jan. 14. Curzio and the five others who were with him in the area were arrested and issued citations to appear, records show. According to online records, Curzio served eight years in prison on a charge of attempted first-degree murder. Several Florida men have been arrested in connection with the violence at the Capitol, including a Sanford firefighter and local Proud Boys organizer.
Marion County man back in custody for role in Capitol riot, feds say
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A Marion County man who was initially arrested when he was caught near the House atrium during a riot at the Capitol has been taken back into custody, according to the FBI. Michael Curzio, of Summerfield, was arrested again Thursday in Marion County. HAPPENING NOW: #FBI #Jacksonville and @MCSOFlorida have taken @FBIWFO wanted subject Michael Curzio of Summerfield, FL into custody. The FBI Jacksonville Division said Curzio was among one of the first rioters to be charged. At least six Florida men have been arrested in connection with the Capitol breach, including a Sanford firefighter who was taken into custody Tuesday.
5 Florida men arrested after US Capitol riot
WASHINGTON – At least five men from Florida are facing federal charges for their alleged roles in the siege of the U.S. Capitol, court records show. Eric Gavelek Munchel was arrested in Nashville after authorities said they used social media posts to identify him as the masked protestor who carried zip ties into the Senate chamber. Smiling man carrying Pelosi’s lectern 1 of 6 Florida men linked to U.S. Capitol siegeMichael Curzio, who lives in the Marion County community of Summerfield, was arrested on charges of unlawful entry, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Matthew Council, of Riverview, Florida, is charged with pushing a law enforcement officer as he unlawfully entered the Capitol building. [RELATED: Here’s how you can help the FBI identify rioters on Capitol Hill]Another Florida man, Douglas Sweet, is also accused of engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Three Florida men charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot
click to enlarge Alex Gakos / Shutterstock.comProtesters supporting Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., U.S., Jan. 6, 2021. “To be clear, what took place that day was not First Amendment-protected activity, but rather an affront on our democracy.”The FBI, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are cooperating in the probe.Five people died as a result of the assault on the Capitol building, including Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who reportedly was injured while physically engaging with protesters.According to the press release, Council was charged with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds." Council allegedly unlawfully entered the Capitol building and pushed a law enforcement officer who stopped him.Curzio and Sweet were both charged with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. "The Department of Justice release said Sweet is from Florida, but a Capitol Police press release said Sweet is from Hudgins, Virginia.A Capitol Police report also listed John Anderson of St. Augustine among those charged with unlawful entry.orlandoweekly.com
Florida man among those arrested in siege of US Capitol
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Central Florida man was among those arrested Wednesday after Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol in what police called “criminal riotous behavior.”Michael Curzio, of Summerfield, was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police on a charge of unlawful entry, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. [TRENDING: 4 die in Capitol revolt | What you need to know about stimulus check | How to get the vaccine in Fla.]Details about Curzio’s activity inside the Capitol were not immediately known. Capitol Police arrested five others, including John Anderson, of St. Augustine, and Matthew Council, of Riverview, Florida. “The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was unlike any I have ever experienced in my 30 years in law enforcement here in Washington, D.C.,” Sund said. Meanwhile, a Sanford firefighter is under investigation after he was photographed at the Capitol.