January 12, 2021 10:51 PM | With information from EFE
15 minutes. The son of an important New York judge was arrested on Tuesday for his participation in the assault on the Capitol last week carried out by supporters of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump.
Aaron Mostofsky was arrested at his brother’s residence in the New York borough of Brooklyn, police sources said.
The man is the son of Shlomo Mostofsky, Kings County Supreme Court Justice (Brooklyn) and a well-known figure in New York’s Jewish Orthodox community.
Mostofsky faces several federal charges, including trespassing, public disorder, and theft of government property. Additionally, he is expected to appear before a judge this week.
Participation in the assault
The man was photographed inside the Capitol during the assault wearing furs, a police bulletproof vest and wearing a riot shield. In fact, his images were some of the most published by the media during the episode.
Especially one where you can see the young man holding the shield and staring, while another man walks through the building next to him.
Mostofsky spoke to a reporter from the New York Post during the assault on the Capitol, ensuring that he traveled from New York to Washington to denounce the alleged electoral fraud that Trump has claimed since his electoral defeat in November.
“They robbed us. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump, I think it was close to 85 million, “he says in a video published by the newspaper. In this he assures that some states that traditionally vote Democratic as New York, they went over to the Republican side in the last elections and were “stolen”.
In recent days, the authorities detained many of the people who participated in the disturbances on the Capitol and asked for citizen collaboration to identify and locate many more.