Federal Agent Busted for Alleged QAnon Threat Against a Boss - 2020-10-07

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F375.png Federal Agent Busted for Alleged QAnon Threat Against a Boss October 7, 2020, Justin Rohrlich, Daily Beast

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who apparently embraced the pro-Trump conspiracy movement QAnon has been arrested after allegedly threatening an agency higher-up over a litany of imaginary crimes.

The charges against CBP officer Alberto Almeida, which were filed in New Jersey federal court last week and have not been previously reported, is the latest example of the traction QAnon's dangerous brand of right-wing disinformation seems to be gaining within the ranks of law enforcement.

According to the criminal complaint, Almeida sent "numerous" menacing messages via text and social media to Edward Fox, CBP's assistant port director for Newark, New Jersey, over the past nine months.

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