Marine Reservist Hatchett Speed ​​was accused of rioting on January 6

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A Navy reservist described by prosecutors as a heavily armed Nazi sympathizer with a high-level security clearance from the US government was arrested Wednesday in McLean, Virginia, and charged with violating the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with the far-right group. Proud Boys, according to court filings.

Spade, who until recently worked with a US intelligence and defense cyber operations contractor based in nearby Vienna, poses an “alarming” threat to public safety, prosecutors said in court filings disclosed Thursday.

They cited his alleged statements to an undercover FBI agent who “adopted the use of violence to further his anti-government and anti-Semitic ideologies” and his firearms purchases totaling more than $50,000 after the Capitol attack in a “panic” fit that included dozens of pistols, pistols, rifles and shotguns.

US prosecutors did not request Speed’s imprisonment, but did ask a judge to detain him so that court authorities could find and remove the weapons that were not seized in his home search and storage unit upon arrest. The FBI found 13 firearms, seven silencers, and evidence of three other unaccompanied killers and 25 housemates’ firearms, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexis J. lube.

US Justice of the Peace Zia M. Farocki is holding Speed ​​in his hotel home for the time being, in keeping with the standard release clause that defendants do not possess firearms.

A spokesman for Speed’s assistant federal defenders, Brooke Rupert and Courtney Dixon, declined to comment after his initial appearance Thursday in federal court in Washington on charges of misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct in the outlawed Capitol. The government said Speed ​​is not accused of violence, has no criminal history and maintains highly classified/sensitive fragmented information (TS/SCI).

However, in the indictment papers, the FBI said that Spade privately praised the writings of Eric Rudolph, the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park bomber, and “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, the mathematician turned domestic terrorist active from 1978 to 1995. , while criticizing their attacks. and efforts by local armed groups as ineffective.

Spade approved the efforts of “jihadists” or hardline Islamists to “eliminate” dissent, in reference to the Jewish people, and called Adolf Hitler “one of the best people out there on Earth,” the FBI said. He added, “He really wants to[s] The FBI said: Someone like Hitler to stand up and say, “We’re going to stand up against this moral arrogance that we’re seeing in the Western world.”

Speed, a Petty Officer First Class, is assigned to naval warfare field activity at the Office of National Reconnaissance in Chantilly, part of the US intelligence community, according to court filings. The FBI said he previously worked as a software developer for Novetta Solutions, a cyber-analytics company approved for covert work for the Pentagon and other federal agencies.

In an affidavit, the FBI said it sent an undercover agent to authenticate Speed ​​as a “like-minded person” after his phone was identified inside the Capitol on January 6 and recorded by cameras inside. In several meetings in March and April, Speed ​​allegedly told the employee, known as “UCE-1,” that he had gone to the Capitol with friends who were members of the Proud Boys and blamed the police and supposed leftists for instigating the violence.

In an agent’s announcement seeking terms for Speed’s release, the FBI claimed that his comments indicated that he had “developed an anti-government ideology.”

Speed ​​recently quit his job after working in government for his entire career, according to the FBI agent, who wrote, “Speed ​​commented that he previously viewed himself as a good patriot by working in government but that he no longer sees it on That way anymore and that he thought he was lending [his] Evil skill. “

The agent said Speed ​​commented in a conversation in April:[B]Because we live in the metropolitan area, so there are already… a lot of these… enemies that appear because this is where the government headquarters is… so we have an advantage… everyone is here.”

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