January 6

Capitol rioter demands to be paid up to $6 million to defend himself in court


Eric Bochene, who was arrested and charged for partaking in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, is demanding that he be paid thousands of dollars to represent himself, in addition to a $5 million fee if he’s required to do something like providing samples of “bodily fluids.”

Bochene’s demands come after he fired his court-appointed attorney. “You want to do business with me? These are my prices” Bochene told Syracuse.com.

From The Daily Beast:

Bochene is demanding $10,000 per 30 minutes in court. The price goes up to $50,000 if he feels he is “under duress.” He lists a fee of $500 ($50,000 under duress) for each hour of research, plus huge penalties if he feels there is “something underhanded going on,” per Syracuse.com. For example, there is a $6 million fee for a forged signature, or $5 million if he’s forced to give samples of bodily fluids. “I’m representing myself, so a lot of work gets put into this,” he said. Bochene claimed to Syracuse.com that he was at the Capitol as an independent journalist on Jan. 6.

Bochene is charged with two counts of unlawfully entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds and two counts of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He faces up to one year in jail.

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