Reports: Man arrested by feds in connection to suspicious packages has Oklahoma ties

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Florida man arrested Friday in connection to the suspected explosive packages delivered to prominent critics of President Trump reportedly has ties to Oklahoma.

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, was arrested in Plantation, Florida Friday morning and formally charged with sending 13 homemade pipe bombs. After his arrest, reports surfaced that the former male dancer and club bouncer had ties to Oklahoma.

News 4 spoke with Ohio event promoter Tony Valentine. During the conversation, Valentine said Sayoc did work in Oklahoma.

"He used to run a male strip show out of Oklahoma for a company called Gold productions," Valentine said.

The Washington Examiner first reported that Valentine hired Cesar Sayoc to strip on multiple occasions during the 1990s, and worked as a dancer in Oklahoma. TMZ reported Sayoc worked for Gold Productions, a male dancer touring company.

News 4 contacted Oklahoma City club owners who said they don't recall Sayoc.

Court records also point to a marriage that ended in Oklahoma County involving a man by the same name. In 2004, a woman filed for divorce from a Cesar Altieri Sayoc, citing "abandonment." The woman said the two were married in 1998. News 4 was unable to track the woman down Friday evening, but did speak with her mother, who said her daughter and Sayoc met while on the dancing circuit. However, the woman said she only met her former son-in-law once.

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