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New York man charged in Capitol riot bails out as attorney says he was 'not part of the mob'

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

A New York man who allegedly gave a video interview while in the US Capitol was released on bond after being charged with crimes related to Wednesday's riot.

(CNN)A New York man who allegedly gave a video interview while in the US Capitol was released on bond after being charged with crimes related to Wednesday's riot.

The judge approved a joint package that allows for Mostofsky's release and limits his travel to New York City, prohibits him from communicating with co-defendants or co-conspirators in the case, and prohibits him from attending political rallies or entering state capitols.

Schwartz said Mostofsky's only interest now is to address these charges and to get a resolution that is "just. "

The criminal complaint cites a video interview Mostofsky gave to the New York Post while inside the Capitol building six days ago, where he says he believed "the election was stolen" and that he traveled from his home in Brooklyn to Washington, DC.

According to the complaint, an Instagram message sent to Mostofsky said, "Your (sic) famous," to which he allegedly replied.

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