A federal law enforcement agency detained one of the previous president’s campaign workers because he was supposedly involved in extreme protests at Congress.
FBI agents arrested Federico Klein on March 4, on a number of charges relating to the recent Capitol riots.
Bureau Washington Field Office spokeswoman Samantha Shero confirmed the former Trump campaign tech analyst was “taken into custody in Virginia” according to Politico.
However, authorities were unprepared to disclose exactly what wrongdoing Klein is accused of and simply stated that details on the charges against him were “not immediately available.” His so-called crimes are also not listed on the online registry of Capitol breach cases.
If the matter goes before the courts, the 42-year-old will become the first appointee of President Donald Trump to face criminal prosecution for allegedly preventing Congress from certifying the November election results.
Klein was paid a total of $15,000 for his 2016 efforts to help President Trump win his first term in the Oval Office, according to Federal Election Commission records obtained by Politico. He also received a further $5,000 in the following year.
He most recently worked for the Freedom of Information Act section of the Department of State’s Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs, according to a former colleague who told Politico on the condition he remain anonymous.
Authorities have made it a top priority to hunt down every extreme protester accused of smashing windows, vandalizing public property, seizing offices, and forcing a complete evacuation of both the House and Senate.
“The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol building and committed various other alleged criminal violations, such as destruction of property, assaulting law enforcement personnel, targeting members of the media for assault, and other unlawful conduct, on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.,” the bureau said in a statement.
Federal agents will not rest until every single person who participated in the Washington riots is finally in custody.
“We have deployed our full investigative resources and are working closely with our federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in these criminal activities,” the bureau said.
More than 300 known individuals have officially been charged in federal court for allegedly participating in the Capitol riots. Some of the many charges they face include entering a restricted area, obstructing Congress, and assaulting police officers with at least one dangerous weapon.