What is aiding and abetting pursuant to 18 U.S. Code § 2? Aiding and abetting is individual that assist other(s) in its commission of a crime through advice, actions, or financial support. It is now well settled law that whoever aid, abet, procure, or helps with the commission of a crime are guilty as principals.
These cases are being indicted stating that the individuals(Defendants) did knowingly, and with intent to impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions, engage in disorderly and disruptive conduct in and within such proximity to, a restricted building and grounds, that is, any posted, cordoned-off, and otherwise restricted area within the United States Capitol and its grounds, where the Vice President and Vice President-elect were temporarily visiting, when and so that such conduct did in fact impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions.
One of the Charges the prosecutor office has brought is 18 U.S.C. § 1752(a)(1) – Restricted Building. This article discusses what the Government must prove to secure a conviction pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 1752(a)1.
The United States Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia has charged over 200 individuals with a variety of charges stemming January 6, 2021 Capitol Breach Cases.