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New York judge's son arrested over role in Capitol riot: report

New York judge's son arrested over role in Capitol riot: report
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The son of a county judge in New York was arrested Tuesday morning over his involvement in last week's Capitol riot that left five people dead.

Aaron Mostofsky, the son of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, faces four federal charges after a video and photos showed him inside the Capitol building during Wednesday’s mob attack, The New York Times reported

“We were cheated. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million. I think certain states that have been red for a long time turned blue and were stolen, like New York,” Aaron Mostofsky told the New York Post during the Capitol raid.

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The video shows him wearing a bulletproof vest and holding a protective shield that belonged to Capitol Police.

The federal charges against Aaron Mostofsky include disorderly conduct, theft of government property and illegal entry into a restricted area.

An affidavit from a Capitol Police officer was filed in court describing Aaron Mostofsky's actions inside the building.

Aaron Mostofsky said he was at the Capitol to protest the “stolen election,” a baseless claim that was repeatedly amplified by President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE, even after states certified their election results showing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE won the Electoral College vote.

Many of the pro-Trump rioters at the Capitol last week said they were there because of the president and his call for “patriots” to fight the election results.

Aaron Mostofsky’s brother, Nachman Mostofsky, told Gothamist that his brother “did nothing illegal” and claims that he was “pushed inside” the Capitol building.

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The New York Times reported that Aaron Mostofsky was arrested inside his brother's home in Brooklyn.

Dozens of arrests have been made after last week's raid on the Capitol, with the FBI and local authorities going through photos, videos and outside tips to identify individuals.

Updated at 1:10 p.m.