Brazilian who invaded Capitol is sentenced to parole and community services – 10/16/2021 – World

Brazilian Eliel Rosa was convicted by the US Court of Justice for participating in the invasion of the Capitol, the seat of the US Legislature, on January 6, along with supporters of then-President Donald Trump against Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the US election. The attack left five dead.

Rosa will have to serve a year on probation, pay a fine of US$100 (R$546) and provide 100 hours of community service, according to the sentence published last Tuesday (12).

According to the FBI inquiry, the US federal police, the Brazilian, who lives in Midland, Texas, decided to go to Washington after Trump summoned supporters via Twitter to participate in a demonstration that January 6th. Together with a friend, Jenny Cudd —who has already applied for mayor of Midland—, he bought airline tickets and booked a room in a hotel in the American capital.

Out there

After following Trump’s speech, the crowd headed for the US Congress building, where lawmakers endorsed Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Protesters, who claimed the election had been rigged, broke through security barriers and stormed the building around 2 pm. According to the account in the lawsuit, Rosa and her friend entered the Capitol at 2:35 pm.

The Brazilian was photographed inside the seat of the Legislature and also appears in images from security cameras. According to the indictment, he even published a photo on Facebook on Facebook. His friend also performed a live broadcast from inside the building. They left the Capitol after 2:54 pm.

The FBI inquiry does not indicate that the Brazilian has caused any depredation or violent act on the spot.

Rosa and Cudd were indicted for obstructing official procedure in trying to block Biden’s appointment; entering and staying in a restricted building without authorization and disorderly conduct in a restricted building.

Two days later he was interrogated by the FBI in Midland and was arrested on January 13, when he pleaded not guilty. On July 29, however, he confessed to having participated in the invasion. The final sentence did not include the crime of obstruction of official procedure, which could result in up to 20 years in prison.

According to the American press, Rosa is 53 years old and has been in the United States since 2016. In 2018, he achieved political asylum status for alleged persecution after working at the City Hall of Curitiba. The Brazilian is in line to get a green card and is also trying to get American citizenship.

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