Son of Brooklyn judge charged in federal court for role in Capitol riot

  
Via:  Bob Nelson  •  one week ago  •  2 comments

By:   ERIN DURKIN - Politico

Son of Brooklyn judge charged in federal court for role in Capitol riot



Aaron Mostofsky was released on $100,000 bond after agreeing not to attend any political gatherings or visit any state Capitol

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My guess is that sabbath dinner was kinda tense this week...



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The son of a Brooklyn judge was arrested and hit with federal criminal charges for his participation in the pro-Trump siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.

Aaron Mostofsky appeared virtually in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday on a felony charge of theft of federal property, and charges of illegally entering a restricted government building and disorderly conduct disrupting a session of Congress.

Mostofsky is the son of Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, a leader in the city's conservative Orthodox community. He is seen in photos inside the Capitol dressed in fur pelts, wearing a Capitol Police officer's bullet proof vest and holding a Capitol Police riot shield.

He was released on $100,000 bond after agreeing not to attend any political gatherings or visit any state Capitol — and not to leave New York City unless court officials approve. He will stay at his brother's home in Brooklyn.

Mostofsky is accused of "taking part in what was a mob attack and a rampage on the U.S. Capitol," said assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Hafetz. "Given the events of last week, the government is deeply troubled by the conduct of the defendant."

The defendant's attorney, Jeffrey Schwartz, said he will steer clear of politics.

"The evidence will show that he was not part of the mob and he was not rampaging," Schwartz said.

"But he understands the gravity of what he's being charged with. He understands how the whole thing in Washington got totally out of hand," he added. "His only interest now is to address these charges and to hopefully get a resolution that's just."

A criminal complaint cites an interview Mostofsky did with the New York Post from inside the Capitol, claiming that "the election was stolen" and "we were cheated."

The complaint estimates that the bullet proof vest he took was worth $1,905, while the riot shield is valued at $256.65 — making Mostofsky liable for a felony for stealing federal government property worth more than $1,000.

The complaint also charges he posted photos and videos from inside the Capitol on his Instagram account. When another user sent him a message saying ""Your famous," he wrote back, "IK [I know] unfortunately." He also wrote of his presence at the Capitol, "But it was like I'm here now how did I get there."


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Bob Nelson
1  seeder  Bob Nelson    one week ago

Well... at least Aaron didn't kill anyone.

That's good, right Kyle?  96

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

Dad, do yourself a favor and distance yourself from your traitor kid.  I am not saying stop loving him, just put as much distance between him and yourself as you can.  His actions could come back to bite your own career in the ass.  Whatever you do, do not try to call in any favors for him.

 
 
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