Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Sued By D.C. Attorney General Over His Role In U.S. Capitol Insurrection

According to CNN, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is among the 31 members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys who are being sued by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine for their role in the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The individuals have been accused of “conspiring to terrorize the District” as part of “a coordinated act of domestic terrorism.”

Racine told The Washington Post the following:

“I think the damages are substantial. If it so happens that it bankrupts or puts these individuals and entities in financial peril, so be it.”

He further commented in a news conference:

“No one bore the brunt of this gutless attack more than the courageous law enforcement officers including the men and women of the DC Metropolitan Police Department who went into the fire and violence with one objective in mind: remove the violent mob and restore our country’s fragile democracy.

The defendants, as you know, were not tourists, nor were they acting patriotically. They were vigilantes, members of a mob, insurrectionists who sought to crush our country’s freedoms.”

The complaint, which describes Schaffer as “a founding, lifetime member of the Oath Keepers,” also added the following about the musician specifically:

“Schaffer was criminally charged and indicted for his role in perpetrating the January 6th Attack. In connection with a promise to cooperate with investigators and potentially testify in criminal cases related to the conspiracy to commit the January 6th Attack, Schaffer pleaded guilty to the entire Statement of Offense in the criminal action brought against him, which included two felony offenses: (1) trespass of the Capitol while armed with a deadly or dangerous weapon and (2) obstruction of an official proceeding of Congress. The Criminal Complaint filed against Schaffer—as well as Schaffer’s Plea Agreement and the accompanying Statement of Offense describing his conduct—are publicly available documents that are hereby incorporated into the Complaint by reference.”

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