On Thursday, in an affidavit, the U.S. Department of Justice stated that ATF agents began their investigation into 30-year-old Caleb Andrew Bailey in February after postal inspectors intercepted a package containing 119 rounds of .50 caliber cartridges with incendiary projectiles. This type of ammunition is categorized as explosives. They also found 200 rounds of spotting ammunition which also contained explosive properties.
When Bailey did not receive his packages, authorities say that he called the post office twice under a false name inquiring about the whereabouts of his illegal contraband.
According to a statement from law enforcement, on May 5 authorities executed a search warrant “at adjoining properties associated with Bailey, including his residence, and seized a machine gun.”
Authorities also found grenades, a home casino, as well as various illegal fully automatic machine guns. They also discovered child pornography on his computer, and evidence suggesting that he, in fact, produced child pornography himself. At this time, it is unclear if authorities believe Bailey created the media at his home or elsewhere.
Bailey was present during at least part of the searches. Bailey made certain admissions to law enforcement, including that he had shipped the recovered package,” stated the affidavit.
If convicted on all charges, Bailey could face over 50 years in prison.
Currently, the Maryland Board of Election lists Bailey as a District 5 delegate to the Republican National Convention supporting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Thursday night, the Daily Beast reported that the Trump campaign along with the state Republican party promised to remove Bailey as a delegate:
We are promoting an alternate delegate from the district,” state party chair Joe Cluster said. “Somebody got lucky, I guess. [The replacement] can sit on the floor now.
But it appears at least one Maryland delegate still supports Bailey. Jim Crawford told the Beast that he believed Crawford could have been framed. Crawford claims that he’d known Bailey his entire life, and coached his soccer team one year.
If they found something like that, he just drew a virus,” Crawford said. “Shoot, I know people that’s been affected by viruses. Who’s ever gotten an email that they thought was inappropriate? Heck, there might be that kind of stuff on my computer.
This is the second Trump delegate lost because of ethical or legal reasons. Earlier this month, Trump’s campaign tried to send a white nationalist to the convention, only to later claim it was an “accident.”
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