Navy contractor from NJ with a ‘Secret’ security clearance charged in Capitol riot

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FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, in Washington. Federal prosecutors say a retired Air Force officer who was part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol was arrested Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Texas. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COLTS NECK, N.J.— An Army reservist from New Jersey who works as a Navy contractor with a “Secret” security clearance is facing charges in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, authorities said.

A criminal complaint filed by a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service accuses Timothy Hale-Cusanelli with unlawfully entering the Capitol, disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

Court documents don’t list a defense attorney and a message could not be left at a number listed for him.

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