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Eric Gerwatowski biography: 10 things about US Capitol rioter from New Hyde Park, New York

Eric Gerwatowski is a white man from Long Island, New York, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. Hailing from New Hyde Park, Nassau County, Long Island, he was a bassist and the lead singer in several suburban metal bands.
  2. In 2008, he graduated from Herricks High School in New Hyde Park.
  3. In 2014, he became the bassist of Haagenti, a band formed in Long Island in 2012. He was the vocalist and one of the guitarists of The Optimist, a band formed in New Hyde Park in April 2014.
  4. In 2017, he mixed and mastered the songs in the Omnea album “MMXVI”, the Locus Mortis album “Funeral Hymn” and the Haagenti album “Schizma / Ul-Thukt”.
  5. In 2020, he mixed mastered the songs in Chepang‘s live album “Live @ Rock & Roll Gas Station”.
  6. On January 6, 2021, he went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA. 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.
  7. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on February 2, 2022.
  8. On February 8, 2022, he was arrested in New Hyde Park.
  9. On April 14, 2022, he was indicted. On November 22, 2022, he pleaded guilty to interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder.
  10. He was 32 years old when he was sentenced on March 9, 2023 to 24 months’ probation, 30 days home detention, 60 hours of community service in lieu of any fines and $2,000 restitution to the architect of the U.S. Capitol.

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

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