On Jan. 6, a man from one of Chicago
's wealthiest suburbs was arrested and charged with illegally entering the United States Capitol
and engaging in disorderly conduct.
, 24, of Kenilworth, wore a Burberry coat and a Keep America Great cap as he documented his movements around the Capitol grounds and inside the building in a series of Instagram
stories, according to federal authorities. He faces two misdemeanor charges, which carry significantly lower sentences or penalties than criminal counts.
According to an FBI
affidavit, the agency received several tips about Kulas in the days following the attack
, and several social media
videos were brought to their attention. In one video, a crowd walks up the steps outside the Capitol before panning to show a selfie-style shot of Kulas.
Another video from that account shows the inside of the building with a male voice saying, "Storming the Capitol." The FBI said it interviewed a person who went to middle and high school with Kulas and was "highly confident" it was Kulas' voice.
According to the affidavit, Kulas was seen in additional video footage from various sources inside the Capitol “wearing the same hat and Burberry coat.”
Kulas appeared in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday afternoon in a phone hearing, and as part of his release conditions, he must remain in his mother's custody at his parents' home in Kenilworth, which public records show is a $4.5 million mansion overlooking Lake Michigan
, according to Chicago's WGN9.
Kulas' mother agreed to supervise him and ensure he complied with the terms of his release, and his father was also ordered to remove two firearms from the home.
According to WGN9, Kulas told the judge
, "Yes, I understand I must listen to everything my mother says."
Nearly 500 people
have been arrested in connection with the attack, which was launched by a mob of Donald Trump supporters
seeking to prevent the certification of Electoral College votes
that would cement Joe Biden
's presidential election
victory; nearly 300 more suspects are listed on the FBI's Capitol website wanted list.