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MAGABomber Cesar Sayoc married a fellow stripper while he was touring

The man accused of mailing at least 13 pipe bombs to high-profile Democrats including two past presidents was briefly to a fellow stripper who he met while living in South Carolina.

A petition for divorce filed by Roberta Altieri in 2004 revealed that Cesay Sayoc was married for six years, but according to his former mother-in-law the relationship lasted only a few months.

This new information about Sayoc comes as he is set to appear in court for the first time on Monday in federal court where he will be charged with five felony counts – interstate transportation and illegal mailing of explosives, threatening a former president, making threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officers.

It is expected that the case will then be transferred to New York from Miami, where Sayoc has been held without bond since his arrest on Friday. 

Wedding bells: Cesar Sayoc (above at a Trump rally) was married in 1998 to Roberta Gafford, who took his last name of Altieri

Sayoc former mother-in-law Billie Mode told that the accused bomber and her daughter met when they were both stripping, and admitted that while she only met the man once he seemed well-suited to his profession.

‘He did a lot of birthday parties, telegrams, stuff like that,’ Mode said of Sayoc, who was travelling the country at the time. 

‘He was such a good looking hunk of man. For his profession, you know, he had the muscles.’

She also said that she and her daughter had lost touch over the years.

In 2016, Roberta almost lost her life when her motorcycle crashed into another car head-on while she was driving in Norman. 

She was in critical condition for weeks, but ultimately managed to pull through.

She filed for divorce in 2004, taking out a newspaper notice after sumbiting her petition for divorce since she was not able to find her husband.

Meanwhile, when the two married in Conway, South Carolina back in 1998, Sayoc wrote that he was four years younger than his age at the time.

Sayoc was 36 when the two wed while Roberta was 27 at the time.

Sayoc was born in Brooklyn, and moved to Florida while still in school. 

He then left Florida to attend two years of college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Sayoc describes himself on one of his Twitter feeds as a former professional soccer player, wrestler and cage fighter.

He also claims to be a choreographer and to have briefly worked with an all-male revue, though it is not clear in what capacity.  

‘Career decision of becoming a Horse Doctor was always a love for animals, which were here first and never do anything to anyone,’ his LinkedIn bio says.

 ‘And respect all living things.’ 

That appears to be the extent of his education, and after leaving the school he next popped up in Florida, where he was arrested in 1991 for a felony.

There he seemed to live with his mother, Madeline Giardiello, and his grandmother, at various times.

He left Florida some time after his grandmother accused him of domestic violence and moved to Minnesota.

It was there that he was charged with possession of crack cocaine and swindling an amount over $500 in Minnesota in 1995.

The drugs in that case were destroyed before they could be tested, so the charges were dropped by the state.

He was picked up in the town of Plymouth for his swindling scheme in which he would purchase vitamin supplements and then return the bottles filled with beans to collect a refund.

He then returned to North Carolina, where in 1999 he was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Three years later he was back in Florida, where he was arrested in in Miami-Dade County for making a bomb threat.

He was also picked up for petit larceny in both 1992 and 2014, getting probation that second time when he was caught stealing $358 worth of merchandise from a Walmart. 

It is unclear what the punishment for that first petit larceny charge was in Miami-Dade County because the records have been destroyed.  

There were more arrests, all of which occured in Broward County.

He was arrested twice in the span of five weeks in 2004 for possession of drugs with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence and having a false ID.

The drugs in question were steriods and testosterone, and he entered a guilty plea for and received 18 months probation.

A second grand theft arrest, this time with battery as well, occured in 2013 that resulted in a 12 month probation and a 2014 petty theft arrest which was a violation of his probation and got him another 12 months of probation.

On May 22, 2015 he was picked up by police after he was caught shoplifting from a Walmart in Palm Beach, and once again put on probation. 

A few months prior to that, in February, he was arrested after shoplifting from a nearby Home Depot, which meant that his Walmart arrest was a violation of his probation.

Not once was he sentenced to jail time for any of those incidents, even on the drug arrest as he was found in possession of steroids.   

A 2015 report in his petit larceny cse reveals that he had said at the time that he planned to move back to Minnesota, but is unclear how long he stayed or if he ever went at all.

That move came soon after the home he was staying at in Davie, Florida was sold. 

Sayoc briefly owned a home of hiw own in Fort Lauderdale.

He purchased that property in 2006 with a loan from Fannie Mae, right at the start of a seven-year period during which he appears to have avoided being arrested by police.

Things started to take a turn in 2012 however, which is the same year that Sayoc filed for bankruptcy. 

During that seven year period, Sayoc ran  a dry cleaning business registered in records as ‘Proud Native American One Low Price Dry Cleaning.’ 

The address for that company is now an empty storefront in a strip mall. 

He also owned a company called ‘Native American Catering and vending.’ 

He had no address of his own at the time of his arrest on Friday, and seemed to be spending his time at his mother’s home or livign out of his van.




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