A Beverly Hills salon owner was among the latest round of arrests of those suspected of taking part in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
Gina Bisignano, 52, was taken into custody by FBI agents at around 7 a.m. Tuesday, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bisignano has been charged with civil disorder; destruction of government property; aiding and abetting; obstruction of an official proceeding; restricted building or grounds; and violent entry or disorderly conduct, according to court documents.
A woman believed to be Bisignano, who owns Gina’s Eyelashes and Skincare on North Camden Drive, was taped yelling to those breaking into the Capitol, “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.”
The FBI also arrested 37-year-old John Strand and 55-year-old Simone Gold of Beverly Hills on Monday. All three people were arrested without incident, Eimiller noted, and all three suspects are expected to be in federal court Tuesday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles for an initial appearance.
Pro-Trump rioters ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a futile effort to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Numerous Capitol police officers were injured during the riot and one was killed.
For his part in inciting the riot, Donald Trump became the first president in history to be impeached a second time. The matter will now go to the Senate where, if convicted, Trump may be barred from ever holding federal office again.
Jan. 19, 11:17 a.m. Updated with Bisignano’s charges.