DOJ Investigations and Legal Actions Still Ongoing 38 Months After January 6 Capitol Attack

DOJ Investigations into Capitol Attack

The Ongoing DOJ Investigation

As of March 6, 2024, 38 months post the tumultuous attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reiterates its commitment to holding those responsible for the events of January 6, 2021, accountable. Former President Donald Trump, despite being the primary instigator, is moving towards securing the GOP presidential nomination.

Unprecedented Progress

Under the leadership of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the investigation into the Capitol breach has made remarkable progress. The losses from the attack are estimated to be around $2.9 million.

Legal Actions and Charges

More than 1,358 defendants have been charged in connection to the Capitol breach, spanning across all 50 states. Charges include assaulting officers, entering restricted federal buildings, and obstructing official proceedings.

  • 486 defendants charged with assaulting officers
  • 11 individuals arrested for attacking members of the media
  • 350 defendants charged with obstructing official proceedings

Guilty Pleas and Trials

Approximately 769 individuals have pleaded guilty to federal charges, with 238 pleading guilty to felonies. 152 individuals have been found guilty in trials, with 81 convicted of assaulting or obstructing officers.

Sentencing and Prosecution

Sentencing is ongoing, with 497 federal defendants serving prison terms and 164 on home detention. Trump, facing 91 felony charges, continues to delay his prosecution, despite the serious nature of his crimes.

FBI Seeking Public Assistance

The FBI is actively seeking public assistance in identifying individuals involved in the Capitol attack. Citizens are urged to provide any information regarding suspects like Evan Neumann, Adam Villarreal, and Paul Belosic, who were involved in violent altercations with law enforcement officers.

“We are collaborating with federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activities,” stated the DOJ.

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