Texas Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Threatening Judge in Trump’s Classified Documents Trial
Subheading: Tiffani Shea Gish Pleads Guilty to Threatening District Judge Aileen Cannon and Faces Supervised Release
In a recent development, a 50-year-old Texas woman, Tiffani Shea Gish of Houston, has been sentenced to three years in prison for threatening District Judge Aileen Cannon. Judge Cannon is overseeing the case accusing former President Donald Trump of mishandling classified documents.
Gish pleaded guilty in November to leaving three threatening voicemails for Judge Cannon on September 1, 2022. In the messages, Gish, who claimed to be a member of military combat units, made explicit threats, including ordering snipers and a bomb to be sent to Cannon’s house and aiming a bullet at Cannon’s head.
Court documents filed in 2022 reveal that Gish identified herself as “Evelyn Salt” in two of the voicemails. U.S. Attorney Alamdar Hamdani emphasized the importance of holding Gish accountable, stating that it sends a strong message against those seeking to undermine democratic institutions by threatening the safety of individuals integral to their functioning.
Upon completion of her prison sentence, Gish will also face three years of supervised release. This incident follows the arrest and charges against another Texas woman who threatened District Judge Tanya Chutkan, overseeing a federal case against Trump related to the 2020 presidential election and alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
A Texas woman accused of making death threats against the judge presiding over former President Trump’s classified documents case has been sentenced to three years in prison. https://t.co/6FhB6VBuYc
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