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

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman was sentenced Friday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that she threatened a Florida judge overseeing the criminal case against the former president. Donald TrumpHandling confidential documents.

Tiffany Gish, 50, of Houston, He pleaded guilty in November To threaten US District Judge Elaine Cannon. The Ministry of Justice said that Jaish left audio messages threatening to kill the judge while claiming to be a member of several military combat units. She was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

“Holding Tiffany Gish accountable for her threats to assassinate a federal judge sends a strong message that we do not tolerate those — who often hide behind a switchboard or a long-distance phone line — who seek to undermine our democratic institutions by threatening the safety of the public,” U.S. Attorney Alamdar Hamdani said in a statement. Statement: “People who help those same institutions thrive.”

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

Cannon has set a date for next May for the trial in which investigators will accuse Trump From hoarding secret documents in his home in Mar-a-Lago And hide it from investigators. According to prosecutors, he also showed the documents to people without obtaining security permission and asked others to help him hide them. that it One of several ongoing cases Against the former president who is currently vying for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election.

Last year, another Texas woman, Abigail Jo Schrey, of Alvin, Texas, was arrested and charged with menacing. U.S. District Judge Tanya ChutkanWho is overseeing the federal criminal case against Trump on charges of interference in the 2020 election. This case is still ongoing.

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