Published: Wed, March 10, 2021

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests US Capitol rioter after he is deported from Kenya

Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests US Capitol rioter after he is deported from Kenya

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a man from Bethpage, Tennessee on charges relating to the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot on Friday night. A pastor from the church wrote a letter advocating for his release, as did a state court judge related to Minuta.

As he exited the Capitol, Minuta continued to scream at police officers, one time saying, "All that's left is the Second Amendment" and hold up two fingers, an apparent reference to the right to bear arms.

Bail was set at $150,000 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause at a hearing in White Plains, New York, two days after the defendant's arrest.

Minuta, who also faces charges of obstruction of Congress and unlawful entry, has not yet entered a plea in his case and was released on bond by a NY magistrate judge.

Stone, who was pardoned after his sentence for several felony charges was initially commuted by Trump, was in Washington, DC, the day of the assault but has denied any involvement.

More than 300 people have been charged in the Capitol riot, which occurred as Congress met to confirm the Electoral College results in favor of President Joe Biden.

According to court records, James was arrested Tuesday in Alabama, where prosecutors in a US attorney's office have requested he be detained pending further legal proceedings in his case.

An American linked to January's deadly riots at the US Capitol in Washington DC has been summoned to a court in NY after being deported from Kenya. "Why aren't you going after Antifa and Black Lives Matter members?'" Gianforti said.

He accused Minuta of "screaming at Capitol Police officers on January 6 and indeed spitting at their feet, which is one of the most disrespectful gestures that one can do".

"If he was evading arrest like the government did suggest, he would not have gone to work", Gold said. The FBI said Minuta took part in the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6, 2021.

The lawyer said a criminal complaint describing the charges says Minuta entered the Capitol forcefully, but yet the description afterward "doesn't say he used an ounce of force". He was arrested on Saturday, local time, at John F Kennedy International Airport.

If convicted, Mr Sturgeon - who runs a lawn care business - faces up to 20 years in prison, according to the New York Post.

An FBI affidavit, which includes photographs of a bearded Minuta at the Capitol, carries a link to a February 14 story from the New York Times about Oath Keepers associates who guarded veteran Republican operative and Trump supporter Roger Stone on January 5 or 6, and later entered the Capitol during the riots.

His defence attorney declined to comment on the charges.

At Sturgeon's initial appearance on Monday afternoon, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara McGrath said that Sturgeon had a layover in Amsterdam, and he used his itinerary to argue that the Montana resident was a "serious flight risk".

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