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Federal authorities charged a city Department of Sanitation worker in the Capitol riot — after The Post identified him and revealed clear photos of him at the scene of the Jan. 6 siege, according to court documents.
Dominick Madden, 43, was charged in Washington, D.C., with violent entry into the Capitol, remaining in a restricted building and disorderly conduct in a restricted building, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.
In an affidavit by an FBI agent supporting the complaint, the investigator repeatedly mentions a Jan. 14 Post story that helped authorities identify the Q-Anon-backing garbage man.
“The article identifies the sanitation worker as Dominick Madden, 43, and reports that videos were circulating online that identified Madden, who was photographed and videotaped shouting the QAnon slogan, wearing a QAnon hoodie, and waving a trump flag in front of the Capitol building,” the FBI agent wrote in the affidavit.
The investigator then gave a description of Madden to the Capitol police based on the article, who returned video surveillance of him inside the historic building.
“In the surveillance video, he is wearing the same blue hooded sweatshirt and carrying the same flag as seen in the New York Post article photograph,” the FBI agent wrote.
From there, an investigator at the Homeland Security Investigations ran a passport search on Madden, which turned up information that matched details in the Post story, according to the complaint.
“A review of the passport application provided by Dominick Madden for the issuance of
the above referenced passport indicates he is an employee of the “Department of Sanitation of NY” and lists his employment as “sanitation worker,” consistent with the information in the New York Post newspaper article depicting Dominick Madden at the U.S. Capitol Building,” the FBI agent wrote in the affidavit.
Finally, an investigator from the city’s Department of Investigation interviewed someone who worked with Madden at the Sanitation Department, who identified him after being shown the Post article, according to court papers.
Madden was suspended from the department, the complaint states.
Five people died in the siege after Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Attorney information for him was not immediately available.
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