Aaron Mostofsky: Fur-wearing judge's son cries in court as he faces 10 years behind bars over Capitol riots
The New York native was seen breaching the Capitol wearing fur pelts along with several other Donald Trump supporters
Brooklyn Supreme Court judge's son Aaron Mostofsky, who was pictured with a police shield and wearing fur and a bulletproof vest during the Capitol riots, faces around 10 years in prison. The New York native was seen breaching the Capitol wearing fur pelts along with several other POTUS Donald Trump supporters to prevent lawmakers from declaring President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 elections. He was also seen crying in court post being arrested on Tuesday, January 12, an FBI spokeswoman told Reuters.The 34-year-old was wearing Baby Yoda pajama pants instead of fur and shed a bucket of tears as he appeared before US Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara. He is the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky and was released on a $100,000 bond.
Mostofsky is facing around 10 years in prison for his crimes. As per a criminal complaint which was released on Tuesday, the Justice Department charged the accused with theft of government property, unlawful entry, knowingly impeding government business, and disorderly conduct. Bulsara described the charges as "quite grave" and imposed restrictions on the accused which included GPS monitoring and ordered him to live with his brother. His bond is believed to be secured via real estate. He spoke to the New York Post and said that he had come to protest a "stolen election" and had been holding on to a police riot shield while the MAGA mob broke into the building.
While speaking to the publication, he said, "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."
The complaint states that he was carrying a US Capitol Police shield and had been wearing a police vest both of which are valued at more than $2000. It is said that his brother Nachman Mostofsky who is the vice president of the South Brooklyn Conservative Club also attended the rally but had left before the mob had entered the building.
He spoke to the outlet and revealed, "My brother did nothing illegal…He definitely was not part of the riot."
We earlier reported that while Washington was left shaken on January 6 after pro-Trump protesters breached the Capitol and got violent, Donald Trump was not really concerned about the destruction or insurrection that was occurring but was more worried about how violent extremists seemed to appear "low class". As a result of the violence, at least five people, including one police officer, lost their lives. 14 people were injured during the riots allegedly incited by Trump's speech regarding false claims about the 2020 election which saw him lose.
According to the New York Magazine, Trump was very displeased with the appearance of the rioters and believed his supporters looked "low class". A White House source who chose to remain anonymous told the publication, "He doesn’t like low class things."
Trump acted like "a monster" and was "mentally unreachable" during the violence that ensued as a result of a MAGA mob breaching the Capitol, his aides claimed.