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Federal officers arrest son of Brooklyn judge at Midwood home for role in Capitol coup

Aaron Mostofsky, as he storms the US Capitol building.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Attorney's Office

Federal authorities arrested Aaron Mostofsky, the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge, who was seen storming the US Capitol last Wednesday covered in fur. 

FBI officers removed Mostofsky from his Midwood apartment Tuesday morning nearly a week after he attended the riot in Washington D.C. that left one police officer and four others dead.

The judge’s son is being charged in Washington, D.C, according to the FBI’s Public Affairs Office in Manhattan. 

Mostofsky father is Shlomo Mostofsky, a conservative-affiliated Kings County Supreme Court judge who was elected to the post in January 2020 and backed by the Kings County Democratic Party. Previously, he served as the president of the National Council of Young Israel. 

Mostofsky’s brother, Nachman Mostofsky, serves as the executive director of a pro-Israeli advocacy group, Chovevei Zion, and claims he is an executive committee member of the New York Conservative Party, despite members of the party denying his affiliation to Brooklyn Paper. He was previously in Brooklyn Paper for calling on the city to introduce heightened safety measures at a Marine Park intersection where a young boy was severely injured in 2017. 

Mostofsky will make a virtual intial appearance before the Brooklyn Federal Court at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, according to federal prosecutors. 

Media outlets reported Mastofsky was arrested for multiple charges, including theft of government property — which Mastofsky could be seen in photos at the scene with both a bulletproof vest and shield.  

Photo courtesy of U.S. Attorney’s Office

The New York Post interviewed Mostofsky on camera while inside the U.S Capitol last week, where he told reporters he felt cheated by the election results and claimed that President Donald Trump was shorted nearly 10 million votes. 

“I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump — I think it was close to 85 million,” he said. “I think certain states that have been red for a long time turned blue and were stolen, like New York.”

Mostofsky faces maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted of the top charge, theft of government property, according to federal authorities.

This story first appeared on our sister publication brooklynpaper.com

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