Anton Lunyk biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Brooklyn, New York

Anton Lunyk is a white man from New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Anton Lunyk
  1. He lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is a licensed New York state public adjuster. (a)(b)(c)
  2. He went to Edward R. Murrow High School in New York City. (d)
  3. He studied kinesiology at Brooklyn College, which is part of the City University of New York. (d)(e)
  4. On August 16, 2017, he started working at Rubin and Rosen Adjusters, an insurance agency in New York City. (c)(d)
  5. On September 25, 2020, he was operating a 2019 White Lexus R3 Sedan bearing a New York state license plate when he received a moving violation. (a)
  6. At around 11:54 p.m. on January 5, 2021, he departed New York. (a)
  7. Wearing a red Make America Great Again hat, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a vest, a long-sleeved shirt and a scarf, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021 with his fellow Brooklyn residents Antonio Ferrigno Jr. and Francis Connor. That day, Donald Trump 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. At 4:34 p.m. that day, a cell phone registered to him received a phone call from a White House landline and the call lasted for only 9 seconds. (a)(g)
  8. Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Michael K. Arbittier filed a criminal complaint against him, which U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey signed on May 5, 2021. (a)
  9. At 6:00 a.m. on May 11, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at his residence in Brooklyn. Later that day, he appeared in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York before Chief Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak. Represented by federal public defender Michael Weil, he waived his right to an identity hearing and his right to a probable cause hearing in New York before his case is shipped to a federal judge and federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C. (b)(e)
  10. He was 26 years old when he was arrested on May 11, 2021. He made his initial appearance in federal court in Washington, D.C. via teleconference on May 20, 2021. (a)(b)(f)
  11. On June 17, 2021, he was charged via criminal information. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds and impeding, disrupting, or disturbing the orderly conduct of a session of Congress. (a)(f)
  12. On April 28, 2022, he, Ferrigno and Connor pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside the U.S. Capitol. (g)(h)
  13. On September 15, 2022, he was 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. (g)(h)

(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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