The US Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia recommended no prison time for Jason Robert Charter, 27, an Antifa militant from Chevy Chase, Washington, DC
Charter pleaded guilty last August in connection to two DC riots following the death of George Floyd in 2020.
US Attorney Matthew Graves recommended that the court sentence Charter to just 30 hours of community service, three years of probation, 45 days of home detention, a $500 fine, and a $2,600 restitution payment to the Treasury, according to court documents.
In July 2020, Charter was federally charged on multiple counts including destruction of government property, destruction of veterans' memorials, and aiding and abetting. He was accused of participating with others to topple and destroy the statue of Albert Pike on June 20, 2020. The Department of Justice referenced video where Charter was filmed setting the statue on fire.
Two days later, he allegedly attempted to tear down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square. Charter "was on top of the statue and directing people" who had acid, chisels and straps, according to a federal official. However, the Antifa militant was offered a plea agreement and all charges were brought down to disorderly conduct on restricted grounds. Charter pleaded guilty to that single charge.
Charter told The Post Millennial that he didn't "recall ever rioting in June 2020," and disputed the characterization of the violent direct actions and arson as rioting. He additionally complained about the photos used in reporting on his activities.
In addition to the riot incidents in June 2020, the Antifa militant, who comes from a well-to-do family and lives in an upscale neighborhood of DC, has two other open assault cases in Washington, DC.
Charter is accused by federal prosecutors of assaulting Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec at a Black Lives Matter protest in June 2020 and assaulting a law enforcement officer in October 2020 at a conservative "Walk Away" rally on the Washington Monument grounds. During the physical confrontation against Posobiec, Charter was joined by his comrade Nicole Armbruster. Armbruster has a long criminal history spanning multiple states and was charged with assault in DC in late 2020. When she was searched at her arrest, police found lighter fluid and commercial grade fireworks on her.
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