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U.S. arrests another Oath Keepers associate over Capitol riots

World32 minutes ago (Mar 08, 2021 02:40PM ET)

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(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is stormed by a pro-Trump mob on January 6, 2021

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By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has arrested another alleged associate of the anti-government Oath Keepers militia over his alleged role in storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

In charging documents made public on Monday, the FBI said Robert Minuta, 36, a recent resident of Hackettstown, N.J. who owns a tattoo shop in Newburgh, N.Y., “berated and taunted” U.S. Capitol Police while he was clad in military-style gear, then attacked the Capitol and disrupted Congress as it was certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory.

The charging document alleges he later deleted a Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) account he had maintained for 13 years to “conceal his involvement in these offenses.”

A Justice Department spokeswoman said Minuta was taken into custody over the weekend.

Minuta is the latest alleged associate of the Oath Keepers to face charges for his role in the Capitol riots, in which more than 100 police officers were assaulted, one was killed, and the Capitol suffered millions of dollars in damages.

Last month, a grand jury indicted nine associates of the Oath Keepers over charges they conspired to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s election victory. Several of them have since pleaded not guilty.

“Minuta stormed the Capitol grounds and was photographed standing in a crowd of rioters near a Capitol entrance, filming U.S. Capitol police officers with a mobile cellular phone,” the charging documents say.

“Eventually, Minuta unlawfully breached the Capitol building itself.”

Later, as he exited, he was caught on video shouting to police: “All that’s left is the Second Amendment!”

He faces charges of obstructing an official proceeding, unlawful entry and tampering with documents.

Information about who is representing him in the case was not immediately available.

U.S. arrests another Oath Keepers associate over Capitol riots

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