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Antonio Ferrigno Jr. biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Brooklyn, New York

Antonio Ferrigno Jr. is a resident of New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Francis Connor, Antonio Ferrigno Jr., Anton Lunyk (©FBI)
Francis Connor, Antonio Ferrigno Jr., Anton Lunyk (©FBI)
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  1. He lives in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He and his friends and fellow Brooklyn residents Francis Connor and Anton Lunyk believed Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. (a)(b)(c)
  2. On November 4, 2020, he told Connor and Lunyk via Instagram, “This is happening in Michigan, and all across the country. The Media and the Left has said there’s ‘no evidence,’ yet we see it far and wide. Trump was right, again.” (c)
  3. On November 6, 2020, he told Connor and Lunyk via Instagram, “It’s ok guys let Biden when. Sit back and watch what happens when we go to court”. (c)
  4. On November 9, 2020, he sent an Instagram message to someone saying, “Be ready for sivil war to erupt because the liberals are gonna riot.” (c)
  5. On January 5, 2021, he, Connor and Lunyk drove from Brooklyn to Washington, D.C., USA. That day, he sent an Instagram message to someone saying, “The election will be overturned to the right legal decision.” (c)
  6. Wearing a navy hat with Trump’s name, black jacket, light blue-ripped jeans and a Trump scarf, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021 with Connor and Lunyk. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (a)(b)(c)
  7. On January 7, 2021, he sent an Instagram message to someone saying, “Pence did us dirty… Pence is deep state.” That day, Lunyk texted him a news article reporting that Anthime Joseph “Baked Alaska” Gionet had the new coronavirus (COVID-19) when Gionet stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (a)(c)
  8. On January 12, 2021, he texted, “WE WERE FORCED INTO THE CAPITOL.” (a)
  9. On January 13, 2021, he messaged an Instagram group chat including Lunuk and Connor, “Delete it”. Connor replied, “U guys are mad pussy lol… I Can care less… I was in the Capitol… And I pooped in pelosis desk… Come lock me up there’s nothing to love for if trump isn’t in office”. (c)
  10. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui on August 27, 2021. (a)(b)(c)
  11. He was 26 years old when FBI agents arrested him and Connor in Brooklyn on August 31, 2021. They made an initial appearance before a magistrate judge in Brooklyn, who ordered them not to have contact with each other, and were released on their own recognizance. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. (a)(b)
  12. On April 28, 2022, he, Lunyk and Connor pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside the U.S. Capitol. (d)
  13. On September 15, 2022, he, Ferrigno and Connor were each sentenced to 12 months of probation, including two months of home confinement and ordered to pay $742 fine and $500 restitution and complete 60 hours of community service. (d)
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(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)

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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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