Southern Californians arrested in US Capitol riot – NBC Los Angeles

The chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 uprising on the U.S. Capitol opened a prime-time hearing on Thursday, saying the attack endangers U.S. constitutional democracy.

The remarks by Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat, came as the House committee planned to show new video and other evidence of the deadly assault on the Capitol.

Here’s a list of Southern Californians who were arrested in connection with the riot when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the halls of Congress as lawmakers prepared to certify the election results. 2020 presidential.

Here is a list of those suspects and summaries of their cases.

Glendora Man

On May 13, 2022, 21-year-old Hunter Ehmke was charged with destruction of government property for crimes related to the breach.
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Beverly Hills salon owner

Gina Bisignano is accused of being part of an early group of rioters who tried to cross police lines on the west side of the Capitol. In court documents, she said she was simply following the mob and thinking they were going to pressure Mike Pence.
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The Huntington Beach Man

A member of Glenn Allen Brooks’ prayer group notified federal authorities after sharing a photo he took of himself standing in the crowd that forced their way into the Capitol, according to a sworn statement from an FBI agent.
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Westminster man

Kevin Galetto was arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 uprising on Capitol Hill. An FBI affidavit alleged that Galetto was first seen under video surveillance in the Capitol at the entrance to the Lower West Terrace tunnel wearing a black baseball cap in support of former President Donald Trump.
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UCLA student from Costa Mesa

A UCLA student from Costa Mesa who founded a political organization on campus has been accused of participating in the insurrection. Christian Secor, 22, was taken into custody after officers searched his home.

Male Yorba Linda

Philip Edward Kramer was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 100 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $3,000 in fines and restitution for entering the Capitol building.
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Santa Ana, Van Nuys Men

David Nicholas Dempsey of Van Nuys and Jeffrey Scott Brown of Santa Ana have been charged with alleged assault on Capitol Hill. Dempsey was charged with using a dangerous weapon, obstructing official process and civil disorder in addition to assaulting, resisting or obstructing certain officers. Brown was charged with causing bodily harm to officers, obstructing law enforcement during a civil disorder and committing physical violence in a building or restricted area, among other charges, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Actor in Burbank

Michael Aaron Carico has been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol and was videotaped singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” according to court records. He was sentenced to 24 months probation, including 60 days of house arrest and was ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution and fines and serve 60 hours of community service. He was charged with entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct.
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Alhambra man and his brother

Kevin Francisco Cordon and his brother Sean Carlo were convicted in connection with the riot.

Anti-Vax Doctor of Beverly Hills

Simone Melissa Gold pleaded guilty to charges of restricted construction, violent entry and disorderly conduct. Gold was an advocate for hydroxychloroquine.
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QAnon believer by the river

Andrew Alan Hernandez has been charged with obstruction of justice, knowingly entering a restricted building and other charges. The Los Angeles Times reported that he was a QAnon follower.
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Retired La Habra Police Chief

Alan Hostetter, a retired La Habra police chief, was charged with rioting. He has pleaded not guilty and is due in court in October.
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Member of the Riverside Militia

Derek Kinnison, a self-identified member of the Three-Percenter militia, was one of six California men indicted by a federal grand jury last year in connection with the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
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Victorville Man

Jacob Lewis was sentenced to 24 months probation, sentenced to 60 hours of community service and to pay $3,500 in fines and restitution. Jacob Daniel Lewis reportedly posted images on his personal Instagram account that showed him inside the Capitol, but denied participating in any violence, according to an FBI affidavit filed in court.
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orange man

Michael McCormick faces charges of entering a restricted building, disorderly and disruptive conduct, violent entry and disorderly conduct.
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San Clemente LA County Social Worker

Lois Lynn McNicoll, pleaded guilty to knowingly entering or staying in a restricted building or property without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The LA Times reported that she was an LA County social services worker.
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Member of Riverside “Three Percent” Militia

Ronald Mele faces a status conference in October, facing charges of conspiracy to obstruct official process, obstruction of official process and aiding and abetting, and construction or restricted land.
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Irvina Man who allegedly pretended to be a media

Matthew Thomas Purse reportedly wore a black helmet and tactical vest labeled “Press” to impersonate a member of the media during the storming of the Capitol. He faces a status hearing in August.
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Fontana Man

Daniel Rodriguez, was charged with charges including the assault of Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone and a conspiracy charge.
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Huntington Beach activist

Mark Simon, described in court documents by police as a “known activist”, was arrested for unlawfully trespassing on restricted grounds and engaging in illegal activities on Capitol grounds. As part of a plea deal, he was sentenced to 35 days incarceration and $500 restitution.
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The man from Santa Ana

Kim Sorgente was charged with civil disorder, entering and staying in a restricted building or land, and disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or land.
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Man by the river

Kevin Strong was charged with entering and remaining in a building or property with restricted access; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a building or restricted area; disorderly conduct in a capitol building; marching, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 months probation, including 30 days of house arrest and ordered to pay $500 in restitution and perform 60 hours of community service.
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orange man

Russell Taylor was a board member of the American Phoenix Project, according to prosecutors. He faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct due process obstruction of due process and of aiding and abetting the obstruction of law enforcement during civil unrest and of aiding and encouraged a restricted building or land and carry a deadly weapon or illegal possession of a dangerous weapon on the capital land or building. A status conference is scheduled for October.
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Orange County Man

David Antonio Ticas pleaded guilty to charges of knowingly entering or staying in a building or restricted area without lawful authority. Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a building or restrictive terrain. He was arrested in Brea.
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Indian man

Rafael Valadez Jr. faces charges of entering and staying in a restricted building or land, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or land, disorderly conduct in a capitol building, marching and demonstrating or picketing a Capitol Building.
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Man by the river

Erik Scott Warner faces a status conference in October to face charges of conspiring to obstruct official process, obstructing official process and aiding and abetting a building or land restricted to falsifying documents or procedures.

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