The son of a NY judge was arrested Tuesday for participating in last week's violent rampage at the US Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump, prosecutors said. He was released on $100k bail with strict conditions.
Mostofsky faces four counts - theft of government property, illegal entry into a restricted area, illegal entry with intent to impede government functions, and disorderly conduct.
Mostofsky's attorney said his client is aware of the seriousness of the charges against him. but insists he was just "caught up" in the moment.
Jacob Anthony Chansley, who also goes by the name Jake Angeli and is known among online conspiracy theorists and far-right internet groups as the "QAnon Shaman", appeared in federal court for the first time in Phoenix this week.
"We have concerns about Mr. Mostofsky", Hafetz added.
Prosecutors allege that he stole a police riot shield and bulletproof police vest.
Prosecutors allege that he stole a police riot shield and bulletproof police vest during the rampage.
While the riots were still happening, Aaron Mostofsky did an interview with the NY Post, stating that he believed the election was stolen and he was exercising his rights.
"I don't think 75 million people voted for Trump - I think it was close to 85 million", Mostofsky told the New York Post on the day of the storming. "He was elected to the Kings County Supreme Court last January with the backing of the Brooklyn Democratic Party", the Gothamist reported. A representative for the judge declined to comment on the charges.
A search warrant for Mostofsky's Instagram account was executed, and records of conversations show Mostofsky confirming the fur-pelted man is him, according to the complaint.