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Son of prominent Jewish judge arrested for role in Capitol siege

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The son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge was arrested Tuesday morning by the FBI for his participation in the Capitol siege last week.

Aaron Mostofsky, the son of Shlomo Mostofsky (who also goes by Steve) is facing four federal charges. He was photographed and videotaped inside the Capitol wearing a fur pelt.

Aaron Mostofsky’s brother, Nachman, leads an Orthodox Republican advocacy organization called Chovevei Zion in Brooklyn. Their father is a well-known modern Orthodox figure in New York and was the former president of the National Council of Young Israel.

Mostofsky said during a video from the siege that he believed the election was “stolen” from President Donald Trump.

A spokesman for Shlomo Mostofsky told the New York Post on Friday that he had “no knowledge” of his son’s participation in the riot.


Molly Boigon

Molly Boigon

Molly Boigon is an investigative reporter at the Forward. Contact her at boigon@forward.com or follow her on Twitter @MollyBoigon.

Aaron Mostofsky arrested for role in Capitol siege

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