WORCESTER — Two Worcester residents were arrested by FBI agents Tuesday for their alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Long Duong, aka Jimmy Hoang Duong, 54, and Julie Miller, aka Hong Ngo, 51, were charged with entering a restricted building, picketing in a Capitol building and disorderly conduct.
The FBI initially identified Duong and Miller as suspects using geolocation data associated with their cell phones which confirmed that they were inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, during the insurrection, which left hundreds injured and five dead.
During an interview with federal officials on June 13, 2022, Miller said she was on vacation with her roommate, Duong, in Washington D.C., when they decided to join former President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally outside the White House on Jan. 6, 2021.
Federal officials say that Miller admitted to entering the U.S. Capitol building with Duong, but claimed that she didn’t destroy anything. She even showed the feds pictures and videos they recorded while inside the U.S. Capitol during the riot.
When Duong was interviewed by federal officials, he said what Miller said, that they went into the Capitol but didn’t damage anything.
According to court documents, the couple were caught on CCTV entering the U.S. Capitol building through the Senate fire door at about 2:57 p.m. They entered the Senate Parliamentarian’s office, where Miller took a video and then posed for a picture – taken by Duong – sitting behind a desk. Miller and Duong allegedly remained in the Senate Parliamentarian’s office for about five minutes before they were pushed out of the building by police.
These two latest arrests bring the total arrests by the FBI Boston Division in connection with the Jan. 6 riots to 24.
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