Fi Duong indicted in the Capitol headquarters, posing as Antifa
A man from Virginia faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly admitting to an undercover federal agent that he stormed the United States Capitol on January 6 while dressed to look like an anti-fascist activist and allegedly discussed details of his own fledgling militia group that had investigated. Congress in the months following the riot, Federal Court documents show.
In a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, federal authorities revealed that an undercover FBI agent had formed a relationship with the accused. Fi Duong after the Capitol siege, integrating into Duong’s militia-like group for several months. Several pages of the FBI affidavit detail Duong’s alleged interest in Molotov cocktails, a phrase that appears more than a dozen times in the document.
âThe recipe I have. It’s just from my own study and examining sources I won’t name yet, âDuong allegedly told an undercover FBI agent in May, months after the Capitol siege, while explaining exactly how he planned to make the product in-house. incendiary devices. âBut again, this is all just in theory. I haven’t tested any of this.
Duong is not accused of acts of violence or use of weapons, but authorities quote them to illustrate his alleged rhetoric in favor of political violence, preparing for what he called “the second civil war.” American â.
After the president Joe biden appointed David chipman to head the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Duong reportedly told the FBI agent that his property could turn into “Waco 2.0,” apparently referring to the 1993 standoff between the Davidian branch complex and the cult leader. David Koresh, according to court documents.
According to the complaint, Duong told the undercover agent on January 13 that he was filming rioters inside the Capitol while “dressed in black with the aim of looking like an Antifa member.” Short for anti-fascist, “antifa” is a catch-all term for an amorphous collection of left-wing activists. Those who oppose the movement tend to describe it as a group rather than an unfinished collective.
While Duong claimed to be engaging in antifa infiltration, the FBI quickly became a member of Duong’s group, which was called “a Bible study” but included “guns and other training events” such as physical training, “hand-to-hand combat” and training in driving techniques. The group also had its own private chat server “to ensure that the group can have more secure communications.”
During a group meeting at Duong’s home in late March, he reportedly told members in attendance that he was inside the Capitol on January 6, but was careful to make sure he kept a mask on. permanently to avoid being identified by the police. .
An associate described in court documents as a member of the far-right militia group Three Percenters “addressed Duong’s group during a meeting at his home in Alexandria, Va., On March 20, explaining that some of the people who entered the Capitol were intelligent and wore a mask and, therefore, the police could not identify them, âaccording to the complaint.
Three percent get their name from the myth that it represents the part of the settlers who participated in the American Revolution, a notion debunked by historians.
âIn response, Duong raised his hand and laughed, stating ‘I was wearing all black and two different types of masks,’â the complaint said.
Duong then provided a description of the “Japanese-style mask” he wore, which authorities were then able to compare with publicly available images inside the Capitol.
In April, Duong reportedly confirmed that several videos of the Capitol that had been posted on the Dailymotion video-sharing site were originally filmed by him.
âIn the video sent on April 2, 2021 of Duong’s activities inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Duong records individuals on the west terrace of the building smashing windows and doors of the US Capitol building. While on the West Terrace, Duong is surrounded by other protesters shouting comments such as “Everyone Inside”, “Stop The Flight”, “Fight for Trump” and “Traitor”, ” indicates the complaint.
The FBI affidavit describes Duong’s alleged conversations with the agent, identified as an “undercover employee” – or UCE – in the document.
“Duong told UCE that he scaled the wall of the United States Capitol before entering,” the affidavit reads. âDuong confirmed that one of the voices heard screaming in the videos was Duong’s voice. He said, ‘I was screaming and screaming so my voice was shot down.’ UCE asked if the cries of “This riot is just an onion skin [phonetic], we have millions! ‘ was Duong, and Duong confirmed that was the case.
The undercover agent also claimed that in addition to training and preparing for what he called “the Second American Civil War,” one of the main objectives of Duong’s militia was to provide surveillance. Extra from the United States Capitol, which was discussed between Duong and an anonymous member of the group called “Associate 1” over an encrypted messaging app. By the complaint:
ASSOCIATE 1: “How do we feel about an Intel run around the Capitol tonight?” Less of them. The posture can be lowered. Good opportunity to expose weaknesses.
DUONG: âPoke and prod. But have a legitimate reason to go. Visit a restaurant or something. Get something cheap. Take a walk.
DUONG: âThe macro game plan will be non-compliance. Force them to have a heavy hand in there [sic] reply.”
Duong also allegedly claimed to have written a manifesto to secure his legacy.
“If I get into a shootout with the Feds and I don’t get it, I want to be able to impart as much wisdom as possible to my son.” I have the manuscript, I have my, what do you call it, I can’t even think of the word. It’s like what a lot of serial killers write, their manifestos, âDuong reportedly wrote. “I’m writing my manifesto to my son on, like, don’t get consumed with propaganda, always fight, always go against the grain, most people are fucking stupid.”
Duong is currently facing charges of disorderly conduct, obstruction and detention on limited grounds with intent to obstruct Congress. His lawyer Sabrina shroff did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Read the full complaint below.
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