COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 400 supporters of former President Donald Trump have been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including members of far-right extremist groups.
At least 18 of those cases, including one announced Monday, were against Ohio residents identified by the FBI through social media posts and surveillance footage.READ MORE: Churchill Borough Residents Voice Slew Of Concerns Over Potential Amazon Distribution Center
Federal prosecutors allege at least four Ohioans charged with the breach had links to the anti-government militia group the Oath Keepers.READ MORE: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create Shapeshifting Pasta
In most cases defendants are charged with entering the Capitol illegally and engaging in violent and destructive conduct while there.
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