Texas woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for threatening judge overseeing Trump documents case

Texas woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for threatening judge overseeing Trump documents case

HOUSTON — A Texas woman was sentenced to three years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to threatening a Florida judge who is presiding over the criminal case against former President Donald Trump over his handling of classified documents. Are taking care.

Tiffany Gish, 50, of Houston, pleaded guilty to one count of uttering threats before U.S. District Judge Eileen Cannon in November. The Justice Department said Gish left voicemails threatening to kill the judge while claiming to be a member of several military combat units. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

“Holding Tiffany Gish responsible for threats to murder a federal judge sends a strong message that we have no tolerance for those who – often hiding behind a distant keyboard or phone line – put safety at risk. Try to weaken our democratic institutions. “People who help those same institutions thrive,” U.S. Attorney Alamdar Hamdani said in a statement.

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Heather Hughes, the federal public defender representing Gish, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Friday.

Cannon has set a May date for the trial in which investigators accuse Trump of hoarding classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate and hiding them from investigators. According to prosecutors, he also showed documents to people without security clearance and asked others to help him hide them. It is one of several ongoing cases against the former president, who is currently competing for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election.

Last year, another Texas woman, Abigail Jo Sri of Alvin, Texas, was arrested for threatening U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is overseeing the federal criminal case against Trump for meddling in the 2020 election. Do it. That case is still going on.

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