(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.
Aaron Mostofsky, the 34-year-old son of a state Supreme Court judge, appeared remotely for the Brooklyn federal court proceeding. US prosecutors in Washington, DC, have charged him with felony theft of government property.
He also faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly — with intent to impede government business or official functions — engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and unlawful entry and disorderly conduct.
He was not asked to enter a plea at his initial court appearance and was granted $100,000 bail by US Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara.
Mostofsky’s father is Kings County Supreme Court Judge Steven “Shlomo” Mostofsky. A representative for the judge declined to comment on the charges.
Defense attorney Jeffrey Schwartz said Mostofsky was not a rioter.
“I believe the evidence will show that he was not part of the mob, that he was not rampaging,” Schwartz said at the hearing.
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.
“These are of particular importance given what is already widely reported, as expected potential for social gatherings and violence and threats associated with those,” Assistant US Attorney Josh Hafetz said at the hearing. “It’s important Mr. Mostofsky not engage in the behavior he engaged in last week.”
Schwartz said his client will have nothing to do with protest events.
“He understands how the whole thing in Washington got totally out of hand,” Schwartz said. He will stay far away from Washington, any political rallies.”
Schwartz said Mostofsky’s only interest now is to address these charges and to get a resolution that is “just.”
The FBI New York tweeted out a warning Tuesday to people considering violating federal law.
“For those in this area considering participating in future activity similar to Mr. Mostofsky’s alleged behavior, let me be clear: The FBI will find you, arrest you, and do our part to ensure you face the full force of the federal criminal justice system,” Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement.
Sweeney also thanked members of the community who provided information and tips related to the Capitol attack, adding, “We are stronger when we are united.”
The FBI has opened more than 160 case files in the six days since pro-Donald Trump rioters breached the US Capitol building. Prosecutors have already charged more than 70 cases.
Complaint cites video interview from Capitol
The criminal complaint cites a video interview Mostofsky gave to the New York Post while inside the Capitol building six days ago,