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Paul Scott Westover biography: 13 things about Donald Trump fan, Search Ingenuity founder from Missouri

Paul Scott Westover is a white man from Missouri, United States. He is a fan of 45th U.S. president Donald Trump.

Westover is one of the Americans who do not believe that the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is real. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Chantilly Court, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri with his wife and their five daughters and one son. (a) (b) 
  2. He enjoys golfing, camping, hiking, biking and fantasy sports. (b)
  3. He is a technical recruiter. (c)
  4. From 1995 to 2015, he worked as a talent acquisition specialist at McCarthy and McNeil, Inc., an employment agency in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri. (d)
  5. In 2015, he founded Search Ingenuity, a limited liability company based in St. Peters, St. Charles County, Missouri and .  it is a recruiting firm with clients across the U.S. within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) niche. (b) (e) (f)
  6. Wearing a St. Louis Blues hockey team hat, he posed next to the Stanley Cup at the National Hockey League (NHL) All Star Game in St. Louis in January 2020. (g)
  7. He serves as the president of Search Ingenuity, which was incorporated on May 5, 2020. (b) (e)
  8. Wearing a St. Louis Blues hockey team hat, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (h)
  9. “Is anyone going to the Capitol?” He wrote on Facebook before the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, according to one of his neighbors in Chantilly Court. After the riot, he posted on Facebook pictures from outside the U.S. Capitol building. (c)
  10. On February 4, 2021, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested him at his house in Chantilly Court. (a) 
  11. He was 52 years old when he was arrested on February 4, 2021. Represented by Joseph Hogan, he appeared in an initial arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nannette A. Baker. FBI agents seized his cell phone during the hearing. The judge released him on his own recognizance and prohibited him from traveling outside of Missouri without permission, possessing firearms and contacting witness or victims in the case. (a) (c) (h)
  12. During the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was photographed next to Emily Hernandez of Sullivan, Missouri. For his participation in the riot, he was charged with obstructing, impeding or interfering with law enforcement officer (aiding and abetting), knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business and disruptive conduct in the U.S. Capitol buildings. (a) (h)
  13. His preliminary hearing will be on February 25, 2021. (a)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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