Costianes Charged In Capitol Riot, Also With Drug Crimes | Avenuenews

NOTTINGHAM — Elias Nick Costianes, Jr., 43, of Nottingham, faces a most sentence of 30 years in jail for federal expenses of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a managed substance and for possession of firearms and ammunition by an illegal consumer of any managed substance, based on a press launch. He had a legal grievance filed in opposition to him on Aug. 23, had his preliminary look earlier than a decide, and is now on supervised launch by pretrial companies.

In line with an affidavit submitted in help of the legal grievance, on Jan. 8, 2021, the FBI obtained a tip on-line reporting that Costianes supplied stay video on social media of his participation within the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Primarily based on the video proof and extra info from an investigation, the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia issued an arrest warrant for Costianes pursuant to a legal grievance alleging varied offenses referring to his participation within the Capitol riot.

As a part of the investigation, on Feb. 12, 2021, the FBI searched Costianes’s residence, automobile and cellphone believed to have been used through the riot. Costianes was at dwelling on his lounge sofa, and was taken into custody and transported to U.S. District Courtroom in Washington D.C. for his preliminary look on the legal grievance.

The affidavit alleged that legislation enforcement recovered Costianes’s cellphone and 4 firearms, two of which have been registered to Costianes, and two that weren't.

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