Law & Crime reports:
Two men from Brooklyn, New York, have been charged with allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, allegedly foiled based in part on their appearance in a video by the far-right and reportedly then-COVID-positive live-streamer known as “Baked Alaska,” federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Antonio Ferrigno Jr. and Francis Connor were among the mob who broke into the building while Congress was trying to certify the electoral college votes for the 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden, according to an FBI affidavit.
On Jan. 7, Lunyk texted Ferrigno a New York Post article reporting that “Baked Alaska” had COVID-19 when he stormed the Capitol, but Ferrigno denied that he would have been exposed, according to text messages embedded in the affidavit.
Read the full article.
Baked Alaska, real name Tim Gionet, last appeared on JMG in June when he visited Orlando’s Pulse memorial on the anniversary of the massacre to ridicule its victims.
He also appeared on JMG in March when he petitioned federal prosecutors to remove his ankle monitor because “I’m a Christian.”
As I’ve previously reported, Gionet is among the most notorious of the accused rioters. He first gained social media fame for a widely-copied stunt in which he “forced” Starbucks employees to call out Trump’s name.
Gionet makes his living by live-streaming himself harassing and pepper-spraying passersby, during which his audience eggs him on and tips him in the live-stream’s chat function.
Two Brooklynites Who Allegedly Showed Up in Far-Right Streamer’s Video Charged for Storming U.S. Capitolhttps://t.co/tM2zdqeLaU
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 31, 2021
Feds charge Antonio Ferrigno, Jr., allegedly seen circled in red in a still attributed to right-wing live-streamer “Baked Alaska’s” video, and Francis Connor in connection with the Jan. 6th siege of the U.S. Capitol.
Both are 20-something Brooklynites. pic.twitter.com/lfTDNvd9N4
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 31, 2021
Add two more names to the (still growing) list of Jan 6 defendants
Francis Connor & Antonio Ferrigno Jr of New York
Feds allege the men were in Senate wing, inside a Senator’s workspace and captured on livestream video of defendant Anthime Gionet (“Baked Alaska”) pic.twitter.com/ViOzc2iaje
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) August 31, 2021