Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

first_img WhatsApp TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – January 13, 2021 Previous articlePermian ISDs receive $978 million in oil, gas property taxesCounties receive $334 millionNext articleWhy eggs are an important first food for children Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Local News Twitter Twitter Pinterest Two Midlanders were charged Wednesday afternoon with two federal misdemeanors in connection to the Capitol riots a week ago. Jenny Louise Cudd and Eliel Rosa were each charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful entry, a class A misdemeanor, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, a class B misdemeanor. The two were seen by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Griffin on Wednesday afternoon at the Texas Western District Court in Midland. Cudd and Rosa were each arrested by the FBI early that morning. Cudd and Rosa were each given a Personal Recognizance Bond for the two federal misdemeanors and less than an hour after being charged they walked out of the front door of the courthouse. Members of the local media asked Cudd and Rosa questions, but neither answered. Cudd smiled and waved as the car that was being operated by Rosa drove out of the visitor’s parking lot of the courthouse. The class A misdemeanor would carry up to a year in federal prison, up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year of supervised release plus a $25 assessment. The class B misdemeanor would be up to six months in federal prison and up to a $5,000 fine plus a $25 assessment. Cudd and Rosa each spoke to Griffin throughout court proceedings. Cudd’s attorneys attended the initial appearance via Zoom. The attorneys representing Cudd were Donald H. Flanary III from San Antonio and Marina Medvin from Alexandria, Va. Rosa didn’t have legal representation as he detailed to Judge Griffin that he hasn’t had a job since he moved to the United States four and a half years ago. Rosa said he came to the United States seeking asylum from Brazil. Judge Griffin told Cudd and Rosa that they will both have another hearing next Thursday via Zoom with a judge in the District of Columbia. Cudd and Rosa were each given a probable cause affidavit but Judge Griffin said that the document has been sealed by a judge in the District of Columbia and that he wants that judge to release the information. Cudd spoke with the Odessa American on Jan. 7 after video and pictures surfaced of the former Midland mayoral candidate in the Capitol Building. Cudd told the Odessa American during that interview that she followed a couple people going up the stairs and there was a door that was open that people were going in and that’s how she got inside. Cudd was also asked by the Odessa American if she was worried about the FBI to which she replied she wasn’t “because I know I didn’t break the law,” Cudd said. “I know there are plenty of people in Midland and Odessa that have already turned me in to the FBI. When the FBI calls, I will talk to them.” In the week that followed the Capitol riots, Cudd deleted her personal and mayoral Facebook accounts.last_img read more

Ranieri not fazed by pressure

first_img The former Chelsea boss, in his first international appointment following a well-travelled club career, has had a rocky start. The 62-year-old replaced Fernando Santos following this summer’s World Cup with high hopes of topping a Euro 2016 qualifying group conspicuously lacking in star power. “If we do not reach Paris it is a disaster me, for everybody, and I would be the chief executive of the disaster.” A spokesman for national association also stepped in to remove any doubt about Ranieri’s future, stating: “There is no fear. The Hellenic Football Federation is willing to travel not just to the European Championship but to the next World Cup with Mr Ranieri. We support him with all of our efforts.” Ranieri is taking the threat of Northern Ireland seriously, though Greece remain strongly fancied on their home turf. Having seen a number of surprising results over the past week, he is wary of any side carrying the underdog tag. “It is not important who is favourite, we know very well Northern Ireland play good football,” he said. “I am not surprised they are top because I know football very well and football is changing. All teams can win. Look at Spain, they lost (to Slovakia), look at Germany, they lost (to Poland), look at Russia, a draw (with Moldova). “This is and football is fantastic. The best team does not win every time. In other sports maybe, in football, no.” But it has not been an easy ride so far, with a 1-0 home defeat behind closed doors against Romania and a 1-1 draw in Finland on Saturday. Discontent is brewing beneath the surface and defeat at the hands of Group F leaders Northern Ireland on Tuesday could incite the notoriously fickle Greek fans. But Ranieri was in relaxed mood at his pre-match press conference and had a colourful response for the Belfast journalist who suggested he may face the same fate as Attila Pinter, the Hungarian boss who was sacked after Northern Ireland’s victory in Budapest. “You are my friend? F***ing hell!” the Italian laughed. “You are a very dangerous man. I am used to being under pressure. My job is hard but I love this job.” Ranieri later expanded on his sitiuation, admitting that qualification was a must for the surprise 2004 champions. “I know I have to arrive in the finals in Paris, that is my goal,” he said. “It is very important to beat Northern Ireland. Claudio Ranieri has laughed off suggestions he is already fighting to save his job as Greece manager. Press Associationlast_img read more