Skip to comments.Jan. 6 riot caused $1.5 million in damage to Capitol — and U.S. prosecutors want defendants to pay
Posted on 06/03/2021 4:22:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
U.S. prosecutors this week put a price tag on damage to the U.S. Capitol from the Jan. 6 breach — $1.5 million so far — and for the first time are asking defendants to cover some of the bill in plea offers, prosecutors and defense lawyers said.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Washington cited the damage estimate Wednesday in court and in plea papers filed in the case of Paul Hodgkins, 38. The Tampa crane operator pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstructing an official proceeding of Congress and faces sentencing July 19 in Washington.
“Your client acknowledges that the riot that occurred on January 6, 2021, caused as of May 17, 2021, approximately $1,495,326.55 damage to the United States Capitol,” stated a plea agreement letter sent by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Sedky and signed by Hodgkins and his attorney in May.
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But who cares?
Wow - that’s a lot of money for a few broken windows and cleaning up Ashli Babbit’s blood from the Capitol floor.
My view exactly. Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, etc etc...
I didn’t see anything that I couldn’t fix for ten grand. A couple busted windows.
Send the bill to George Soros and ANTIFA. /spit.
$1.5M? BS. Let’s see the itemized list.
The Biden admin causes that much damage approx every 30 seconds.
A couple windows and doors?? $1.5 million...who’s kidding who??
So, who opened the electromagetic door locks to the Capitol and LET these “non-Trump” supporting anarcho leftist hooligans inside.
The ones who LET THEM in in the first place should be charged for the bulk of the damages they claiming to have arisen.
Pure BS but when a toilet seat in Afghanistan is $600.00 what the hell would you expect!!!
Pelosi just spent 1 BILLION for her personal police force.
I don’t see why the money can’t come out of that.
It is 50% of our money after all and “we” are who she blames for it.
EXTREMELY detailed itemized list, supported with photos.
But it’s only property. They have insurance.
Capitol cops let them in.
One report I heard matched pork money to cities run by liberal Dem mayors with riots, showing WE the taxpayers are paying for their allowing anarchy while we sat at home. Report said the titles of the "infrastructure" hid the real purposes (rebuilding from burned and looted city actions of the rioters). So a crumbling overpass is named but the loss of revenue due to the rioting last year is really what is being funded.)
Make them pay in DC and all those other cities.
Remember When Bush took office.
Their so called pranks cost about $100.000
Nothing to here, lets all just move on./s
Peasants and their peasant taccooo stands, courthouses and homes.
But about the “damage” to the Capitol: Is Sullivan the BLM fake journalist paying anything?
How about the rowdy spectators at the Kavanaugh hearing? They were interrupting an official proceeding, and attempting to intimidate Senators in the performance of their duty.
How much did Antifa and democrats have to pay when they destroyed DC during Trump’s inauguration?
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