Police confiscated about $ 90,000 from American John Earle Sullivan, who sold the media a video recording of the death of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt during the January riots on Capitol Hill, Reuters reports with reference to court documents.
According to court records, Sullivan posed as an independent journalist who covered the riots in the Capitol. The man was charged with eight counts, including illegal possession of a weapon.
According to the agency, the American filmed a video of clashes between demonstrators and police near the meeting room of the House of Representatives, where Babbitt was fatally wounded at that time. The moment was accidentally caught on a journalist’s tape. Sullivan sold this video to several media outlets and in total got 90 thousand dollars for it.