A federal judge asked the prosecutor on Monday to explain the reason for the damages. Parliament riots When the total cost of taxpayers was $ 500 million, cases for building repairs were limited to $ 1.5 million. Per Politico..
Note: Judge Beryl Howell, DC Chief of the US District Court, will make a comment about two weeks after her. Asked if it was appropriate To offer a misdemeanor judicial transaction to the defendant when the prosecutor sees the rebels “terrorize the House of Representatives.”
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News promotion: Howell said at a plea hearing for Glen Wesleykroy, 46, in Colorado Springs, “I pleaded guilty to a parade, demonstration, or picketing in the Capitol,” after attending a Trump-backed rally. I made such a comment. According to KUSA..
What they are saying: Howell wondered why US law firms think they only need $ 2,000 for a felony case and $ 500 for a misdemeanor case. Washington post Note.
“I’m used to the government being fairly aggressive about fraud in the event of damages resulting from criminal proceedings against the amount of compensation,” said Washpost.
“While Congress was acting with all this money, directly due to the January 6 incident, I found a loss of less than $ 1.5 million — all of us American taxpayers. Dollar when trying to submit nearly 500 million bills — a little surprising. “
Prosecutor Clayton O’Connor told the judge that he would be “willing” to get answers to her costing questions, Politico reports.
context: Last month’s parliament $ 2.1 Billion Parliament Security Bill To help cover the costs incurred during the deadly riots.
Background: The prosecution released an estimate of “about $ 1,495,326.55” in riot damage in June. It’s unclear how this number was reached, but according to WashPost, it seems to be related to damage such as broken windows.
A spokesperson for the Architects of the Capitol said the authorities would “give the Department of Justice a damage assessment, the Department of Justice would calculate fines for each case, and give separate assessments to House and Senate budgeters for broader security costs. I gave it. “
The US federal prosecutor’s office refused to comment on Howell’s latest remarks beyond what was said in court.
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