A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge's so was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with the deadly U.S. Capitol siege last week, The Independent and other news outlets reported Wednesday.
Aaron Mostofsky, who was pictured on the Capitol wearing a bizarre fur outfit and a bulletproof vest with "POLICE" printed across it, has been charged with felony theft of government property and disorderly conduct in the Capitol, among other criminal offenses.
Mostofsky, 34, is the son of prominent Orthodox Jewish community figure and Kings County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara ordered Mostofsky held on a $100,000 secured bond during his arraignment Tuesday, after prosecutors described his actions as "a mob attack and a rampage on the U.S. Capitol."
The criminal complaint against Mostofsky cites a New York Post story in which he identified himself by his first name to a reporter during the riots, saying the "election was stolen" from outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump and that he was exercising his rights.
A representative for Judge Mostofsky said on Friday that the judge has "no knowledge of these unfortunate events."
The FBI said Mostofsky posted to social media accounts as far back as 2018 about his plans to protest or riot because of election losses suffered by the Republicans.
Trump and many of his Republican allies have spread false claims of massive voter fraud in the 2020 election. The Department of Justice and election officials across the U.S. have dismissed those claims.
Although Mostofsky was ordered released on bond, he is barred from attending political gatherings, communicating with any known co-defendants and leaving New York City.
He is also restricted from visiting any state capitols and will be ordered to wear a GPS monitor so authorities can keep track of his location.
The FBI have made nearly two dozen arrests in connection to last week's Congress mayhem, which was carried out by Trump's loyalists and caused the deaths of five people.