While most of the Rioters in the Capitol got caught by posting their victories on social media, being criticized by family members, and/or wearing recognizable clothing such as “Chewbacca bikiniThis latest arrest is definitely a new one. Edward Badalian of North Hills, California was charged with federal crime earlier this month for having one of his friends use his real name when calling into an episode of InfoWars.
The unnamed friend is believed to be Badalian and Danny Rodriguez’s third associate, who was also picked up this month for storming the Capitol on January 6. The trio allegedly entered the Capitol building through a broken window. and assaulted officers. Then Badalian and his redacted team called in InfoWars and bragged about their feat, which wasn’t the smartest idea. Via Orange County Register:
A few days later, according to the indictment, Badalian appeared on an Infowars podcast under the pseudonym “Turbo” to talk about footage allegedly showing him getting into a fight with someone he claimed to be an “Antifa” member. pretend to be a Trump supporter. Later in that same podcast, another person discussing the same footage referred to him as “Ed” instead of “Turbo,” according to the indictment.
According to prosecutors, Badalian and Rodriguez went to the third person’s home after playing the podcast and “warned” him about using his real name when talking about the riot. They also guide him to remove any photos and videos from the attack. Apparently, it’s too late for that as all three are now facing federal charges.
(Via Orange County Register)
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