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Francis Connor biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Brooklyn, New York

Francis Connor 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 Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. (a)(b)
  2. On November 3, 2020, he sent a message to his fellow Brooklyn residents Antonio Ferrigno Jr. and Anton Lunyk via Instagram saying, “Get after it! Don’t let the Democrat party which has been taken over by the radical left destroy our country.” (c)
  3. On November 3, 2020, he sent a message to Ferrigno and Lunyk via Instagram saying, “WASHINGTON D.C. BLM terrorist have surrounded Police”. (c)
  4. He, Ferrigno and Lunyk discussed on Instagram plans to travel to Washington, D.C., USA for a rally on November 14, 2020 in support of Donald Trump. (c)
  5. On January 5, 2021, he, Ferrigno and Lunyk drove from Brooklyn to Washington, D.C., USA. That day, he sent an Instagram message to Ferrigno and Lunyk saying, “This is history in the making”. (c)
  6. Wearing  a dark-in-color winter hat, a multi-colored scarf and boots, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021 with Ferrigno 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 Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He and Ferrigno appeared in a video taken inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021 taken by Anthime Joseph “Baked Alaska” Gionet, who was arrested on January 15, 2021. (a)(b)(c)
  7. 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)
  8. On January 10, 2021, he sent to four people a photo of himself with Ferrigno and Lunyk taken inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. He also wrote, “I was in the Capitol building.” 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”. (a)
  9. On August 31, 2021, FBI agents arrested him and Ferrigno in Brooklyn. 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. (a)(b)
  10. He was 23 years old when he was arrested on August 31, 2021. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. (a)(b)
  11. On April 28, 2022, he, Ferrigno and Lunyk pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside the U.S. Capitol. (d)
  12. Represented by John J. Gilsenan, he wrote an apology letter to Jeff Merkley, a senator from Oregon, USA whose office was ransacked on January 6, 2021. The letter was included in court documents Gilsenan filed requesting a lesser sentence, which includes 12 months probation, 70 hours of community service and $500 in restitution. A copy of the letter was released on August 29, 2022. (e)
  13. On September 15, 2022, he, Ferrigno and Lunyk 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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