Roberto Minuta biography: 13 things about New York tattoo artist, Oath Keepers member

Roberto Minuta has lived in different parts of the United States including New Jersey, New York and Texas. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is a father of two. (a)
  2. From New York, he moved to Prosper, Collin County, Texas. (a)
  3. He kept 10 guns in his residence in Prosper. (a)
  4. In 2002, he graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, Orange County, New York. (b)
  5. In 2013, he opened Casa Di Dolore Tattoo Parlor in Newburgh. He works at the shop as a tattoo artist. (b)
  6. On June 3, 2018, he posted a YouTube video of himself driving a Corvette Z06 with his wife in the passenger’s seat. (c)
  7. On May 30, 2020, he reopened Casa Di Dolore Tattoo Parlor in defiance of 56th New York governor Andrew Cuomo‘s new coronavirus (COVID-19)-related order to close nonessential businesses. (d) (e) (f)
  8. He is a lifetime member of the Oath Keepers(d)
  9. In the episode of “The GateKeepers” podcast published on May 31, 2020, he was joined by Stewart Rhodes of the Oath Keepers. He said, “I’ve been watching the erosion of our rights on so many different levels that at what point do you draw that line in the sand, you know?” (f)
  10. On December 12, 2020, he walked alongside former national security adviser Michael Flynn at a rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., USA. (e)
  11. Armed while wearing ballistic goggles, radio ear piece and hard knuckle tactical gloves and carrying a radio and bear spray, he provided security for Donald Trump‘s political confidante Roger Stone before going to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 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. (e)
  12. On March 8, 2021, he was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at a business in Newburgh. He appeared in federal court in White Plains, Westchester County, New York before a judge, who ordered him released on a $150,000 bond with travel restrictions requiring him to stay in New York and Texas. He was also required to surrender the 10 guns he was keeping in his Prosper home. (a) (d)
  13. He was 36 years old when he was arrested on March 8, 2021. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building and tampering with documents and proceedings. (d)


(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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