Hawaii lawyer anticipates release of his client seen in mob that stormed U.S. Capitol

Published: Jan. 10, 2021 at 7:51 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2021 at 7:59 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The lawyer for Proud Boys Hawaii founder and Capitol riot participant Nick Ochs said he expects his client will be released from jail this week.

Ochs’ initial hearing is scheduled Monday morning and his attorney Myles Breiner said federal prosecutors aren’t opposing pretrial services’ recommendation for his release.

“I’m anticipating his release. I’ve spoken to the government and pretrial services and they agree that he is not necessarily a flight risk or a danger to the community,” said Breiner.

Ochs was arrested last week for unlawfully entering the Capitol and was held at the Federal Detention Center over the weekend. Breiner said his client doesn’t have a criminal record.

If convicted, Breiner said Ochs is “looking at possibly any where from zero to six months incarceration.”

But that could change if the government finds evidence that he was directly involved in the riot. Breiner said federal authorities will likely search his cell phone and computers.

“I suspect there will be superseding indictments, I suspect there will be conspiracy charges. Whether or not Mr. Ochs will be subject to that is hard to say,” Breiner said.

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