A U.S. Army reservist charged with storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 who was subsequently identified by numerous military colleagues as an overt white supremacist has been ordered detained pending trial. Federal district court Judge Trevor McFadden said he wrestled with whether Timothy Hale-Cusanelli’s “odious” beliefs were enough to justify pretrial detention, given that he isn’t charged with committing violence at the Capitol.
Hale-Cusanelli’s case garnered national attention after prosecutors revealed a trove of white supremacist material on his phone and social media, even as Hale-Cusanelli worked as a contractor at a New Jersey-based naval weapons facility and held a secret-level security clearance. He was so open about his beliefs that he proudly sported a Hitler mustache to work, resulting in admonishment from superiors.
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