Defendant Edward Badalian newly unsealed superseding indictment.
…charged in an indictment with conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, tampering with documents or proceedings Jan6th…
Good Morning -
As most of you know from Thanksgiving thru the 2nd week of March is what I affectionately call “either help or get out of my way” and I tend to be rather curt in my one on one lobbying meetings. And if I did this correctly this article will publish just about the time I forced into using the 395/495/95 ExpressLanes or I suppose I could use the inner loop to head down I95 Southbound.
Patriots 45 MAGA Gang telegram channel:
…Rodriguez and others created a Telegram group chat, called the “Patriots 45 MAGA Gang,” and the Government alleges that Defendant Rodrigues used that chat “as a platform to advocate violence against certain groups and individuals that that either supported the 2020 Presidential election results”… and supported what the group “perceived as liberal, or communist ideologies, or held positions of authority in government”
…Defendant Edward Badalian is charged in an indictment with conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, tampering with documents or proceedings, and other offenses.
Badalian was arrested on Nov. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles and made his initial court appearance in the Central District of California.
He was arraigned on Nov. 23 in the District of Columbia.
Download Badalian, Edward and Rodriguez, Daniel - Indictment - you’ll note a 3rd co-defendant name is still redacted and there are Person # 1 and Person #2 —again these individuals are separate from the 3rd redaction of Co-Defendant’s Name.
Badalian was charged in a superseding indictment returned in a case initially filed in March 2021 against Daniel Rodriguez, 39, of Fontana, California. Rodriguez was indicted at that time on charges including the assault of Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone.
The superseding indictment adds a conspiracy charge against him. Rodriguez has been detained since his arrest on March 31, 2021. He was arraigned on Nov. 16 ,2021, in the District of Columbia.
The goal of the aforementioned conspiracy:
Beyond the fact that Rodriguez and Baladian and one redacted co-conspirator not only attacked numerous Law Enforcement Officers but the “ends never justify the means” because what these Defendants did; they brought gear and weapons, these defendants actually stole Law Enforcement gear, such as riot gear…
…The goals of the conspiracy were (1) to stop, delay, and hinder Congress's Certification of the Electoral College vote, and (2) to corruptly alter, destroy, mutilate, and conceal a record, document, or other object to prevent evidence of their unlawful acts on January 6, 2021 from being used in an official proceeding, that is, the grand jury investigation into the attack of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
MAGA CALVARY was in fact a REAL Operation:
It is kind of soul numbing that while the vast majority of the Jan6th Domestic Terrorist are working through our criminal Justice system —there’s little to no public talk about the current Department of Justice;
…"Trump is calling on everyone to go to DC Jan 6~"' along with a screenshot of a Twitter post by former President Trump, which stated "Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big pzotest in D.C. on January 6~'. Be there, will be wild!" …Then on or about December 20, 2020, BADALIAN posted in the PATRIOTS 45 group chat "okay so who is down to drive to DC on Jan 4?" On or about December 21, 2020… BADALIAN posted in the PATRIOTS 45 groupchat, "we need to violently remove traitors and if they are in key positions rapidly replace them with able bodied Patriots."
Later the same day the FBI Norfolk Field Office became increasingly alarmed by the heated online rhetoric they observed. The analysis noted that the rhetoric included “warlike talk around the convoys headed to the nation’s capital” as noted in that Washington Post Report -maps were posted on various social media sites, the maps also gave MAGA-QANON various rally points, declaring them as;
“MAGA Cavalry To Connect Patriot Caravans to StopTheSteal in D.C.” and yet another map showed the U.S. Congress, various underground tunnels which make up the US Capitol complex. The map which was headlined, “CREATE PERIMETER”…
DFRLab observed various iinfographic posted several times to TheDonald.win that contains directions for surrounding the U.S. Capitol complex, as well as markings of landmarks and access tunnels that run beneath the Capitol.
“Be ready to fight. Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in,” read one posting, according to the Washington Post report. The #StopTheSteal: Timeline of Social Media and Extremist Activities Leading to 1/6 Insurrection -
https://www.america.win/ -read their February 2021 statement carefully…
If you’re asking me who the redacted co-defendant is - I’m not sure. However Person One and Person Two cited throughout the superseding indictment, my educated guess is one of those individuals is E. Stewart Rhodes - notable on November 8, 2020 Rhodes published this live stream from Purcellville VA - I think that anyone with an ounce of common sense could see “all hell would break loose on Jan6th”…
But Defendant Rodriguez is the one who used electrocuted Metro PD Officer Michael Fanone -and a mitigating factor of Officer Fanone’s subsequent heart attack and TBI. Most disturbing fact can be found in paragraph # 62 -whereby Defendant Rodriguez had zero remorse for the physical attack on officer Fanone. If you recall Officer Fanone’s compelling Congressional Testimony and that of his fellow police officers
…Defendant Rodriguez “Tazzed the fuck out of the blue[.]"
…approximately 3:18 p.m.;on or about January 6, 2021, another rioter pulled Metropolitan Police Department Officer M.F. out of the police line and into the crowd. Shortly thereafter, RODRIGUEZ twice applied the small, black electroshock weapon to the back of Officer M.F.'s neck. Officer M.F. subsequently lost consciousness and was later admitted to Washington Hospital Center for treatment for his injuries.
Approximately at 4:00 p.m., on or about January 6, 2021, RODRIGUEZ posted inthe PATRIOTS 45 group chat, "Omg I did so much fucking shit m and got away tell you later"and "Tazzed the fuck out of the blue[.]"
Infowars and the Defendant…
After the Jan6th Domestic Terror attack, Defendant Badalian using the pseudonym of “Turbo” in order to talk about video footage that allegedly showed him fighting someone. Of which the Defendant falsely claimed was an “Antifa” member pretending to be a Trump supporter. During the latter portion of the same podcast, yet another person discussing the same video footage referred to “Turbo” as “Ed” instead of “Turbo,” —this ostensibly helped investigators to finally connect previously unconnected dots…
On January 8, 2021, during the INFOWARS podcast Defendant BADALIAN discussed the video footage that had been provided to INFOWARS by PERSON ONE.
The video recordings shows Defendant BADALIAN physically attacking another rioter on the Lower West Terrace. This assaultive behavior occurred beneath the windowsill of the window that was ultimately broken~by rioters. BADALIAN explained that the footage depicted him fighting a person who be believed to be a member of Antifa disguised as a Trump supporter.
“….Immediately after BADALIAN's interview, PERSON ONE was interviewed by INFOWARS about the same video. During that interview, PERSON ONE referred to BADALIAN as "Ed," as opposed to the pseudonym "Turbo," which BADALIAN had used to obscure his true identity during his interview.”
January 10, 2021, while at PERSON ONE's residence, wrote in a notebook belonging to PERSON ONE, "I WANT TO HELP YOU DELETE EVERYTHING AND TO TRANSFER THE FILES TO A SECURE HARD DRIVE." PERSON ONE believed that ~ was discussing photos and videos taken by PERSON ONE at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, including materials that showed RODRIGUEZ, BADALIAN, and participating in the riot
The group’s activities included collecting weapons and tactical gear to bring to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6,
storming past barricades to gain unlawful access to the Capitol, and
coordinating activities before, during, and after the riot.
The indictment further alleges that the defendants conspired to stop, delay, and hinder Congress’s Certification of the Electoral College Vote as well as to prevent evidence from being used in the investigation of their activities. The enhancement of “use of a dangerous or deadly weapon” is not to be ignored. This adds significant time in prison due to the enhancement.
…DANIEL RODRIGUEZ, using a deadly and dangerous weapon, that is, an electroshock weapon, did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with, and inflict bodily injury on, an officer and employee of the United States, and of any branch of the United States Government
In so doing, DANIEL RODRIGUEZ, during and in relation to the offense, did use and carry a deadly and dangerous weapon, that is, an electroshock weapon and a flagpole.
As previously mentioned on November 17, 2021 the Government filed: GOVERNMENT'S NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR DETENTION filed by Plaintiff USA as to Defendant Edward Badalian —see CDCA-ECF for MJCase No 2:21-mj-05270 -
November 17, 2021 MINUTES OF denying 4 REQUEST for Detention as to Edward Badalian -see CDCA-ECF - just a friendly reminder that the CDCA Docket is strictly for the MJ Case as it relates to Defendant Baladian…
Also see Defendant Badalian’s Mother signature AFFIDAVIT OF SURETIES
(1); ARREST ON OUT OF DISTRICT WARRANT held before Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams as to Defendant Edward Badalian.
Contested detention hearing held.
Defendant arraigned and states true name is as charged. Attorney: Tomik Vertanous for Edward Badalian, Retained, present.
Court orders bail set as: Edward Badalian (1) $10,000, see bond for details. Court orders defendant held to answer to District of Columbia.
Bond to Transfer. Defendant ordered to report on 12/9/21.
ORDER Setting Conditions of Bond : Defendant EDWARD BADALIAN (2) placed on Personal Recognizance Bond signed by Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather on 11/23/2021. (Attachment: # 1 Appearance Bond) see DDC-ECF or you can pull down the Order from my Scribd Link
MINUTE ORDER granting 62 Motion for Disclosure to EDWARD BADALIAN (2). The government's motion is GRANTED. The government may provide materials protected by Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e) to the defendant as part of the discovery in this case, and where appropriate, it may also provide sealed materials, pursuant to the protective order 61 . The Court will take up disclosure to co-defendants if and when other individuals are later joined. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 11/29/21.
You bonus deep criminal docket dive
…because naturally after a nearly 18 hour workday of course it would make sense that I’d decided to continue reading and researching the Rodriguez’s March 2021 Criminal Docket for (coDefendant) Daniel RODRIGUEZ, DDC Case No: 1:21-cr-00246
March 24, 2021 SEALED INDICTMENT as to DANIEL RODRIGUEZ (1) count(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 via DOJ-OPA
REDACTED INDICTMENT as to DANIEL JOSEPH "DJ" RODRIGUEZ(1), EDWARD BADALIAN(2). Entered: 11/29/2021
ProTip - if you as a Defendant decide to file a motion to suppress various evidence -more specifically your new argument is the Defendant wasn’t mirandizes, then you better make sure you have the receipts. Because it strains credulity that seasoned FBI Agents would make such a consequential error. Spoiler the FBI agents properly mirandized Defendant Rodriguez.
This isn’t about semantics or parsing words in the various 302 Interview Transcripts —which is important because as Defendant Rodriguez notes in his Motion to Suppress - the
“Officers broke into Rodriguez’s home…” is straight up subterfuge and a nonsensical argument:
When executing a judicially authorized search warrant —that hardly translates to Federal Law Enforcement “breaking into a Defendant’s home” —I genuinely can’t wrap my head around why Mr Rodriguez’s Defense Counsel decided to go all in -like overly ripe bananas-
…Officers broke into Mr. Rodriguez’s home during the early hours of the morning to execute his arrest…
…On March 31, 2021, around 5:00 a.m., several law enforcement officers marched onto Mr. Rodriguez’s property to execute his arrest. Having just gone to bed three hours earlier, Mr. Rodriguez was jolted awake by the officers’ arrival. Within minutes, officers broke through the sliding glass door, threw a flash bomb into the living room, and stormed into his home.
The semantics being played by Defendant Rodriguez isn’t just offensive it is textbook subterfuge because on one hand Defendant Rodriguez’s argument hinges on “I wasn’t properly Mirandized -therefore any statement I made, the Court should suppress my FBI Interviews”…and almost comically-timed Defendant Rodriguez attached (Exhibit A) as you’ll note the interrogation began at 7:09AM on March 31, 2021…
As previously mentioned Defendant Rodriguez Document #38-1 is a 195 page transcript of the FBI’s March 31, 2021 interrogation of Defendant Rodriguez…I now draw your attention to pages 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 of Exhibit A Doc No 38-1
…AGENT ARMENTA: You have the right to talk to a lawyer for advice before we ask you any questions. You have the right to have a lawyer with you during questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you before any questioning, if you wish. If you decide to answer questions now without a lawyer present, you have the right to stop answering at any time, okay? Do you understand those rights?
And not that this matters but it really is offensive that an Officer of the Court filed the Motion to Suppress largely because “good faith” something-something.
Defendant Rodriguez: … “I'm not even sure what video you're talking about. Was it with the wheelchair guy?”
For those who are unaware - Eddie Block Films -who’s also an unapologetic member of the Proud Boys too. On or about January 22, 2021 Eddie Block actually confirmed that the FBI executed a judicially authorized Search Warrant…
…because, like -- how we met that guy in the wheelchair was he was coming across the -- before that -- the police started their line right there, he was coming over the intersection and -- on the crosswalk and he was acting like a victim, like -- you know, I'm like, hey, are you okay? You need help? And, like -- and then, like, he was -- had a bunch of attitude and didn't like us. And, like, there were some other people around there that were just, like, oh, fuck him or he's -- you know?
“...one of my greatest days of my life and I thought it was something that I needed to be doing…”
On November 16, 2021 an APPLICATION FOR ACCESS TO VIDEO EXHIBIT (see Open Source link) was filed on behalf of several news organizations. For now I think you’re mostly caught up and now have access to a lot of Court Filings and now have a better understanding of this recent criminal case - I’m still trying to figure out who’s the redacted co-conspirator/co-defendant is… but I don’t want to get ahead of my skis.
At any rate my work day started at 4:45AM and I actually need to be in my car headed towards the State Capitol —to which I am eagerly awaiting (note my sarcasm) for someone to “step to me” over the recently amended “hot items” —I’ll never fully understand why some lawmakers can’t be bothered to read the various pre-filed legislative language “bills” and the various amendments to aforementioned bill. Frankly it’s a quagmire that’s haunted me most of my professional career. I suppose one could say “not my circus, not my monkeys” -at any rate I probably won’t be back in the DC area until after 7PM today. So make smart choices… -Filey