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Utah activist charged for involvement in U.S. Capitol riots allegedly violates release conditions

John Sullivan
Posted at 7:48 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 22:07:13-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A probation officer has filed a petition claiming Utah activist John Sullivan violated his release conditions while awaiting trial in Washington D.C.

If it is found that Sullivan did, in fact violate the terms of his release, he could face serious consequences.

Sullivan was arrested earlier in January after it was discovered he was part of the violence that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol before the inauguration of President Biden.

Read: Utah activist John Sullivan arrested for involvement in Capitol riot

At his first appearance in court, a judge ordered Sullivan be detained in his home while awaiting trial in Washington D.C.

Read: Utah activist released from jail, awaiting trial for involvement in U.S. Capitol riot

Sullivan was given strict rules to follow while being detained at his home including limited access to the internet, and a ban from using social media and working for his company.

Now, a probation officer has filed a petition that claims Sullivan violated these terms on four separate occasions.

The dates given all have to do with failing to comply with internet restrictions.

Computer activity and internet use of Sullivan is being closely monitored by officials.