Samuel Camargo Biography — Wiki
Samuel Camargo is a Florida man who knew he was wanted by authorities for being at the US Capitol riots but returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration, the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday.
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Samuel Camargo accused of being in Capitol riots, arrested by police
Samuel Camargo appeared Thursday in DC District Court, where a judge ordered that he stays detained as he awaits trial. The judge agreed with the Justice Department that Camargo was a flight risk.
“Frankly this country is very large and there are many different places a defendant could hide within it,” US Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui said at the hearing.
Washington prosecutors wrote in a court filing Thursday that Camargo was seen in the video at one of the doorways of the Capitol on January 6 “using his mobile phone to videotape his struggle with the U.S. Capitol Police over opening a door to the U.S. Capitol Building.”
Samuel Camargo from Florida posted several photos and videos. In one he holds a metal rod and says, “Got some memorabilia, did it myself.” He became uncooperative with the FBI and questioned the investigators’ “loyalty to the Constitution.”https://t.co/LHZq7f6SJ8 pic.twitter.com/kht4N5Kqao
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 21, 2021
Camargo later apologized on social media for his actions that day “while at the Capitol in D.C.,” prosecutors wrote.
On January 7, when contacted by an FBI agent about his actions, Camargo admitted he was in Washington the day of the riot and returned to his home in Broward County, Florida.
What we know so far about Samuel Camargo
Samuel Camargo faces four charges related to the January 6 riots that include civil disorder; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the criminal complaint.
“Then he became uncooperative and questioned the agent’s loyalty to the constitution before saying he had no more information to provide,” prosecutors wrote. “Following this interview, the defendant then posted on social media ‘Just finished speaking to an FBI agent, I believe I’ve been cleared.'”
Authorities tried to arrest Camargo on Tuesday at his home in Florida, but he was gone, prosecutors said. He was found the next day in Washington.
Camargo told investigators after his arrest that he knew he was wanted by the Justice Department in connection with his actions at the Capitol and “decided that he should attempt to attend the Inauguration rather than turn himself in to authorities,” prosecutors wrote in the court filing on Thursday.
Prosecutors are asking to keep Samuel Camargo in custody (the Florida man who posted online about believing he was “cleared” after talking to the FBI), arguing he’s a flight risk and tried to come to DC for inauguration despite knowing he was wanted https://t.co/ZkV0hwDXJb pic.twitter.com/OqH3j69h1B
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 21, 2021
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