DOJ investigations and legal actions ongoing 40 months after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack

DOJ Investigation into Capitol Attack Continues

Former President Donald Trump is vying for the GOP presidential nomination, despite being the primary instigator of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Department of Justice (DOJ) remains steadfast in holding those responsible accountable 38 months after the tumultuous event.

Rapid Progress in Investigation

With the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the FBI’s Washington Field Office leading the way, the investigation into the Capitol breach has advanced at an unprecedented pace and scale. The estimated losses from the attack on October 14, 2022, tally up to around $2.9 million.

Legal Action & Charges

Over 1,358 defendants from across the U.S. have faced charges related to the Capitol breach. These charges range from assaulting officers, resisting, or impeding them, to entering restricted federal buildings. Shockingly, nearly 140 police officers were assaulted during the attack, leading to the tragic deaths of five officers.

Criminal Charges Breakdown

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

Plea Deals & Sentencing

Approximately 769 individuals have pleaded guilty to various federal charges, with 238 pleading guilty to felonies such as assaulting law enforcement officers. Trials have seen 152 individuals found guilty, with 81 convicted of assaulting or obstructing officers during a civil disorder.

Trump’s Legal Challenges

Former President Trump faces 91 felony charges related to his alleged role in the Capitol attack. Despite these charges and other allegations against him, including sexual assault and business fraud, he remains a prominent figure in the political arena, inching closer to challenging President Biden in the upcoming election.

FBI Seeks Public Assistance

The FBI is actively seeking public assistance in identifying individuals involved in the Capitol attack. Videos of suspects wanted for violent assaults on federal officers, including those who attacked media personnel, are available for viewing on the FBI’s website. Notable individuals being pursued include Evan Neumann, Adam Villarreal, and Paul Belosic.

“We are fully committed to pursuing these criminal activities and working closely with our partners to bring those responsible to justice,” stated the DOJ.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-03-25 12:04:33

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