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Abram Markofski Biography
The Justice Department has charged a Wisconsin National Guard soldier with storming the United States Capitol building during the insurrection on January 6, 2021.
Abram Markofski, along with an associate, is alleged to have traveled to Washington DC to attend a rally hosted by then-President Donald Trump.
The rally was held in protest of the certification of the 2020 presidential election, in which Democrat and now President Joe Biden beat his Republican rival.
Investigators say that after the “Save America” rally held on the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Monument, Markofski and his associate Brandon Nelson walked to the Capitol building.
Once there, it is alleged that they spent around 40 minutes inside the Capitol building when it was raided by MAGA Trump supporters.
Nelson was initially identified by an anonymous informant and, in turn, confirmed Markofski’s presence after the two allegedly appeared on surveillance footage inside the building wearing MAGA red hats.
How old is Abram Markofski?
He was 24 year old.
Markofski has been charged with four federal crimes, including trespassing and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds, “with the intent to prevent, interrupt, or disrupt the orderly conduct of a session of Congress,” the charges state.
The Wisconsin National Guard has yet to plead guilty, according to CNN.
Major Joe Trovato, spokesman for the Wisconsin National Guard, told the network that Markofski enlisted in 2019 and that he is currently a private 1st class assigned to the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment. Trovato made no further comment.
More than 40 military veterans and Guard members have now been charged in the Capitol riot. While neither Nelson nor Markofski are currently accused of being part of any extremist groups, a study by George Washington University and West Point found that military veterans charged in the Capitol riot were far more likely that non-veterans to be linked to groups like the Proud Boys or the Oath Keepers.
Both men appeared before federal Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on Monday to be arraigned. Both men were granted pretrial release and ordered to stay away from the District of Columbia except for matters directly related to the case.
Investigation – Arrested
Rioters stormed the Capitol after Trump’s ‘Stop The Steal’ rally and during a vote to certify the Electoral College tally that declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
The attacks on Capitol Hill killed five people, sent lawmakers underground and delayed certification of Biden’s election victory.
Many of those arrested and charged were tracked down through viral videos that led investigators to identify them on their social media accounts.
Nelson stated that he and Markofski ‘entered a room inside the Capitol with a domed ceiling. They were there for about 20 minutes, then they followed the crowd to another room, ” the document reads.
In total, the couple were estimated to have been inside the building for about 40 minutes, Nelson told the FBI.
According to images in the Statement of Facts, the couple were captured on surveillance footage as if they were inside the building wearing MAGA caps, and the FBI said they were able to identify the couple by their coats and driver’s licenses.
A mobile phone belonging to Markofski was also traced to the Capitol building using GPS data and nearby WiFi access points.
“The informant identified Nelson from his driver’s license photo with 100% certainty, and identified the person in one of the photos inside the Capitol as NELSON with 75% certainty,” the document says. .
Abram Markofski Quicks and Facts
- Abram Markofski, along with an associate, is alleged to have entered the Capitol
- The Wisconsin National Guard traveled to DC with associate Brandon Nelson
- It is claimed that surveillance footage captured the pair inside the building
- Markofski has been charged with four federal crimes for his involvement in riots