Florida man receives 3-year prison sentence for involvement in Jan. 6 riot

Tallahassee Man Sentenced for U.S. Capitol Insurrection

Tallahassee Man Receives Prison Sentence for Involvement in U.S. Capitol Riot


Raymund Joseph Cholod, a 54-year-old man from Tallahassee, has been sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for his role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Cholod pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers and will also serve three years of supervised release.

Sentencing Details:

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta handed down the sentence in Washington, D.C. following Cholod’s guilty plea in February. The FBI arrested Cholod in Miami in November 2023, as part of the ongoing investigation into the events of January 6, 2021.

Background Information:

While Cholod was identified as a Tallahassee resident in a press release, court documents reveal his current employment at a McDonald’s in Tampa and residence in a homeless shelter. Despite owning properties in New York and Florida, Cholod’s ties to North Florida are limited, as he recently registered to vote in Jefferson County.

Details of the Capitol Riot:

Cholod was among the initial group of rioters in the Lower West Terrace Tunnel that leads to the U.S. Capitol. Engaging in violent behavior, he confronted law enforcement officers and actively participated in the chaos, throwing objects, and verbally assaulting officers for over two hours.

Arrest and Investigation:

The FBI received information from a confidential source linking Cholod to a motel in St. Petersburg. Surveillance photos from the U.S. Capitol were used to identify him, and interviews with motel employees confirmed his presence at the establishment in 2019. A former supervisor also positively identified Cholod from the surveillance footage.

For breaking news and updates, contact reporter Elena Barrera at ebarrera@tallahassee.com. Follow her on Twitter: @elenabarreraaa.

Read More of this Story at www.tallahassee.com – 2024-07-02 20:23:20

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