More and more Americans are being spotted and pointed out as individuals who assist in inciting violence at our countries Capitol. According to officials, Beverly Hills residents are facing federal charges in Washington, D.C. in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The accused consist of Gina Bisignano, 52, John Strand, 37, and Simone Gold, 55; and are expected to appear in federal court in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday.
Bisignano, owner of Gina’s Eyelashes and Skincare in Beverly Hills, was arrested Tuesday, while Strand and Gold were taken into custody Monday.
Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice shared stills of the three defendants obtained from video reviewed by investigators. The photos show the individuals both outside and inside the Capitol.
According to officials, the FBI first began receiving tips about Bisignano’s involvement on Jan. 10 and reviewed her social media accounts in which she said she would be attending the rally at the Capitol.
According to reports, she was identified in videos because she uses her first and last name, her city of residence, and was seen wearing an “identifiable Louis Vuitton sweater throughout the riot.” A move that we are sure she regrets.
In a video reviewed and critiqued by the FBI, Bisignano allegedly uses a megaphone to yell, “Everybody, we need gas masks … we need weapons … we need strong, angry patriots to help our boys. They don’t want to leave. We need protection.”
Reports allege she is yelling as other rioters are “physically assaulting police officers preventing entry into the Capitol.”
She allegedly entered the Capitol twice and encouraged others to enter.
In one video, she is heard yelling “We need Americans. Come on guys. We need patriots! You guys, it’s the way in. We need some people, we need some people”.
Currently, the three defendants face a number of federal charges including aiding and abetting the willful injury or depredation of U.S. property and obstruct, influence, or impede an official proceeding and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds, according to officials.