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  • Arrested

Roberto MinutaLast Updated: June 27, 2022

Location

Newburgh, New York

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Southern District, New York
  • Charged on Jun 22, 2022

Executive Summary

Minuta also acted as a security guard for Roger Stone earlier that morning before participating in the insurrection himself later that day. 

Drove to the Capitol in a golf cart, at times swerving around law enforcement vehicles with Minuta stating, “Patriots are storming the Capitol…so we’re en route in a grand theft auto golf cart to the Capitol building right now…it’s going down guys; it’s literally going down right now Patriots storming the Capitol building…”

Once they arrived, Minuta aggressively berated and taunted law enforcement officers in riot gear guarding the perimeter of the Capitol near the East side of the building. At 3:15 p.m., Minuta and James forcibly entered the Capitol building through the same east side Rotunda doors through which their alleged co-conspirators had entered earlier.

They then stormed the building, wearing military gear. Minuta additionally wore hard-knuckle tactical gloves, ballistic goggles, a radio with an earpiece and bear spray. Video captures Minuta yelling at an officer: “All that’s left is the Second Amendment!” as he exited the building at 3:19 p.m. Not long after 4:00 p.m., individuals who breached the Capitol – including James, Minuta and many of their alleged co-conspirators – gathered together approximately 100 feet from the Capitol near the northeast corner of the building.

Litigation Details

DOJ Case Number:

1:22-cr-15

Charges

  • Conspiracy;
  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting;
  • Restricted Building or Grounds;

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Southern District, New York | March 8, 2021
  • Charged

    March 31, 2021 "Charged via third superseding indictment on 3/31."
  • Charged

    August 4, 2021 "Fifth superseding indictment issued 8/4."
  • Charged

    May 26, 2021 "Fourth superseding indictment issued 5/26."
  • Trial

    January 31, 2022 "Jury trials set for 1/31/22 at 10 am and 4/19/22 at 10 am. Defendant remains on personal recognizance."
  • Charged

    January 12, 2022 "New case filed, indictment, 1/12/22 Seditious conspiracy and other charges in new case that also encompasses earlier charges."
  • Charged

    June 22, 2022 "Superseding indictment filed, 6/22/22.."

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Oath Keepers

    24 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Oath Keeper Affiliates Charged in Superseding Indictment for Conspiracy Leading to the U.S. Capitol Attack

    Published on April 1, 2021 Read at US DOJ

Affiliated People (10)

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    • Arrested

    • Subpoenaed

    Stewart Rhodes

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Granbury, Texas
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
    Occupation
    • Oath Keepers
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    • Arrested

    Kelly Meggs

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Middle District, Florida
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Kenneth Harrelson

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Titusville, Florida
    • Trial on January 31, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Jessica Watkins

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Dayton, Ohio
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Joshua James

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Arab, Alabama
    • Pleaded on March 2, 2022
    Occupation
    • Leader of Oath Keepers Alabama Chapter
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    • Arrested

    Joseph Hackett

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Sarasota, Florida
    • Charged on January 12, 2022
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    • Arrested

    David Moerschel

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Fort Myers, Florida
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Brian Ulrich

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Guyton, Georgia
    • Pleaded on April 29, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Thomas Caldwell

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Charged on June 22, 2022
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    • Arrested

    Edward Vallejo

    Litigation Status
    • Arrested in Phoenix, Arizona
    • Charged on June 22, 2022

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