How much will you pay to defend Capitol Hill rioters?
ORLANDO, Fla. – As the U.S. Department of Justice arrests more people in connection with the Capitol Hill riots on Jan. 6, the same government they are accused of trying to overtake is now paying millions to defend them in court. That’s what it really came down to,” said Mitch Stone, president of The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. O’Mara told News 6 he has been approached by some of those who have been arrested asking him to defend them. That amounts to $600,000 being spent to prosecute and try those Central Florida residents, and approximately $15 million to defend all of those arrested so far. That includes George Pierre Tanios and Julian Elie Khater, who are both now linked to the death of Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick.