A Kissimmee actual property agent who says he sells trip houses close to Walt Disney World is being charged for storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in line with federal courtroom paperwork launched Tuesday.
Matthew Montalvo, 45, is allegedly seen getting into the Capitol round 2:30 p.m. carrying a black coat and tan backpack amongst a crowd of rioters that tried to cease Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory towards then-President Donald Trump — an assault that left 5 individuals lifeless, together with a Capitol police officer.
Montalvo was arrested Tuesday in Kissimmee and is dealing with federal expenses for getting into a restricted constructing; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted constructing; disorderly conduct in a capitol constructing; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol constructing.
Federal authorities mentioned surveillance footage and a physique cam video present Montalvo strolling by the second ground of the Capitol for greater than 25 minutes.
He was positioned beneath investigation after a Federal Bureau of Investigation job power officer obtained mobile information from Verizon by a search warrant that logs Montalvo utilizing his telephone from throughout the Capitol in the course of the rebellion.
Witness testimony additionally claims Montalvo admitted to strolling across the U.S. Capitol with others objecting to the 2020 election outcomes, in line with courtroom information.
He’s the newest in a rising record of Central Florida residents charged for storming the Capitol together with, two former Central Florida police officers, a Sanford firefighter, a Treasure Coast charter boat captain, a Melbourne high school teacher and an Orlando actor who played Judas in a U.S. tour of the Broadway mega-hit “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
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Kevin Tuck, a Windermere police officer till his arrest, and his son Nathaniel Tuck, a former Apopka police officer, pleaded not responsible. Sanford firefighter Andrew Williams and Kenneth Reda, a former Viera Excessive Faculty trainer, pleaded responsible to a misdemeanor cost.
Based on on-line advertising materials, Montalvo focuses on promoting second-homes and trip houses in upscale neighborhoods in Osceola County, like Champions Gate and Reunion, in addition to in Kissimmee and Davenport in Polk County.
His firm Residence Gross sales Close to Disney lists him as an agent with the worldwide actual property firm La Rosa Realty, primarily based in Celebration. His title just isn’t at present on the corporate’s web site.
Representatives with Florida’s Actual Property Fee and Florida Division of Skilled and Enterprise Laws didn’t reply to an inquiry about whether or not or not it’ll droop Montalvo’s actual property license.
Based on FREC’s web site, brokers who’re convicted or discovered responsible of against the law in a jurisdiction that pertains to the observe of, or the flexibility to observe, a licensee’s career would function grounds for disciplinary motion.
Greater than 780 individuals have been charged by federal prosecutors for his or her involvement within the rebellion, with Florida main the nation within the variety of individuals arrested, in line with the newest evaluation from George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.