A Utah man who joined in the Capitol rioting on Jan. 6 has made a tidy profit off of that day’s violence, according to documents unearthed during a court hearing on Tuesday.
John Sullivan, a Black Lives Matter activist who faces charges in Utah over a counter-protest he led against a pro-police group, has been additionally charged in connection with his participation in the Capitol riots. He faces charges of interfering with police during a civil disorder and obstruction of Congress.
Sullivan has claimed that he was not in the Capitol to riot, but to record the events of the day.
To help buttress that contention, Sullivan’s defense attorney submitted invoices in court that showed CNN and NBC each paid Sullivan $35,000 for rights to video Sullivan filmed inside the Capitol, according to Politico.
These are the invoices filed with the court today. pic.twitter.com/JdOZ9pXaIa
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