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Utahn charged in connection with U.S. Capitol riot indicted in grand jury

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Posted at 5:07 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 22:17:13-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — John Sullivan, a Utah resident who is charged in federal court for his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot last month, is now facing additional charges.

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According to court documents filed last week and obtained Monday by FOX 13, Sullivan was indicted by a grand jury on six violations of U.S. code on Wednesday.

The charges are:

  • Obstruction of an official proceeding (along with aiding and abetting)
  • Civil disorder (along with aiding and abetting)
  • Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building
  • Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building

He was previously being charged with three counts: knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; interfering with law enforcement. It appears these three original charges were slightly modified in the latest update, with three additional charges added.

In addition, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia submitted a request Thursday to detain Sullivan pending his trial after his probation officer accused him of violating his release conditions.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather reportedly ruled that Sullivan violated the terms. However, she did not send him back to jail, saying she doesn't believe he poses a danger to the community.