The US Department of Justice estimated the damage from the storming of the Capitol at $1.5 million

The prosecution intends to try to recover this amount from the defendants.

The US Department of Justice estimated the damage caused to the Capitol as a result of the January assault by supporters of Donald Trump at $1.5 million. The Washington Post reported this.

According to her, the damage assessment is contained in the documents of the trial of one of the cases concerning rioters in the US Congress. The prosecution intends to try to recover this amount from the defendants: $500 each from those who are found guilty of committing less serious offenses, and $2 thousand each from those who are under a more serious article.

The publication notes that the principle of calculating this amount is not completely clear. Representatives of the chief architect of the Capitol confirmed that they provided the US Department of Justice with their assessment of the damage, which formed the basis of the department’s calculations. As stated by the American authorities, as a result of the storming of the Capitol, art objects and furniture of historical value were damaged, among other things. A gold mirror of the XIX century was broken and many windows and doors were broken.

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