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US Justice Department Expects “Hundreds” Of Criminal Cases From Capitol Attack

The FBI has opened over 160 case recordsdata to this point within the US Capitol assault, an official stated. (File)


Sedition and conspiracy are anticipated to be among the many prices dealing with a few of the members in final week’s assault on the US Capitol, the Justice Department stated Tuesday.

US Attorney Michael Sherwin for the District of Columbia stated he anticipated “hundreds” of prison circumstances to be filed in reference to Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol by rioting supporters of President Donald Trump.

Steven D’Antuono, appearing director of the Washington discipline workplace of the FBI, stated the bureau has “opened over 160 case files” to this point.

“And that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” D’Antuono instructed a press convention.


“We’ve already charged over 70 cases,” Sherwin stated. “That number, I suspect, is going to grow into the hundreds.”

While the preliminary arrests have concerned such minor prices as trespassing and theft, Sherwin stated “we’re looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy” which carry sentences of as much as 20 years in jail.

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