New York MTA employee accused in Capitol riots suspended from job, granted bail

The New York transportation employee arrested this week, accused of collaborating within the lethal Capitol riots, was granted bail Wednesday throughout a federal court listening to. 

Magistrate Judge Judith McCarthy granted William Pepe a $10,000 bond, ordered him to put on a GPS monitor and imposed a ten p.m. curfew throughout his preliminary courtroom look. In addition, he’s barred from touring exterior the Southern and Eastern courtroom districts of New York state. 

He can be allowed solely to journey to Washington for courtroom appearances. He was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday in White Plains, N.Y.

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William Pepe, 31, a New York transportation worker, was arrested Tuesday for his alleged role in the Capitol riots.

William Pepe, 31, a New York transportation employee, was arrested Tuesday for his alleged function within the Capitol riots.

Pepe is charged with knowingly getting into or remaining in any restricted constructing or grounds with out lawful authority.

“Mr. Pepe, the actions you took on January 6, 2021, have changed the trajectory of your life,” McCarthy mentioned throughout the distant courtroom listening to. “If you do anything while you are on bail, you can only make it worse for yourself.” 

Pepe, 31, a laborer for the Metro-North commuter railroad, was suspended with out pay after calling in sick to journey to Washington, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority advised Fox News

“Participation in the riot which resulted in deadly violence at the Capitol last week was abhorrent to the values of the MTA and New Yorkers, and those who attacked that symbol of American democracy disqualified themselves from working for the People of New York,” MTA Communications Director Tim Minton mentioned in an announcement. “Mr. Pepe is entitled to due process and was suspended last week as part of that process. We are cooperating with federal law enforcement agencies in their investigation and prosecution of those involved.”

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Pepe was represented by a federal public defender Wednesday, however is in negotiations to rent a personal lawyer. At one level, prosecutors suggested him to acquire a brand new cellular phone as a result of a search warrant can be searched for his present gadget.  

His subsequent courtroom listening to is scheduled for Jan. 22, which may even be held just about from Washington. 

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