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Local business owners charged in connection with violence at US Capitol

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Two people from New Castle were charged Friday in connection with the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Philip Vogel, II., and Debra Maimone are facing several charges, including theft of property and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Both Vogel, II. and Maimone appeared before a federal judge on Friday and learned of the charges filed against them out of the D.C. Circuit Court.

According to prosecutors, if found guilty - the couple could face more than one year in prison and a fine of $105,000.

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Vogel and Maimone are also the owners of Vera General Contracting and Cleaning Services, a McKees Rocks contracting company.

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According to the FBI, Maimone posted a video on the social media site Parler. The video, the FBI said, was taken by Vogel and shows Maimone inside the Capitol crypt.

It also shows Maimone’s face as she removed her American flag mask and said, “It’s amazing.” Vogel, who couldn’t be seen on camera, can be heard telling Maimone: “Put your mask on. I don’t want them to see you,” according to court documents.

Surveillance video from inside the Capitol shows the pair together “pushing through law enforcement,” according to court documents.

The couple have been released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Their arrests come a day after a Ross Township woman was arrested for allegedly taking part in the violence at the Capitol in January.

Jennifer Marie Heinl is facing several federal charges including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

According to court documents, Heinl is affiliated with Kenneth Grayson, the Bridgeville man who is also facing charges.