Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021

DOJ Retracts Claim It Seized ‘Fully Constructed’ Lego Set From Accused Capitol Rioter

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The Department of Justice has retracted its claim that it seized a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from an accused Jan. 6 Capitol breacher. In an memorandum asking a court to order Robert Morss be held pending trial, prosecutors claimed that law enforcement officials “recover[ed] a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” while arresting the defendant. But in a supplemental motion, authorities said that they erred in conveying that claim. “Please note that after a review of the photographs from the search, there appears to have been a miscommunication and that statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search, as pictured below,” they wrote. A lawyer representing Morss didn’t respond to a request for comment by press time. Morss is in custody on charges including civil disorder and violent entry of a building on Capitol …

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