Former MTA employee and wife arrested for alleged role in capitol insurrection

May 17, 2024 Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor
Carol and Kevin Moore are accused of participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Kevin Moore allegedly took time off from his government job to attend the riot. Photos courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the EDNY
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A former Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee and his wife have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Kevin Moore, who was employed by the MTA at the time, and his wife, Carol Moore, are accused of entering the Capitol building illegally and participating in activities aimed at disrupting the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election results.

The arrests come as part of an ongoing investigation into the events of Jan. 6, where a large crowd gathered outside the U.S. Capitol, breaching security barriers and entering the building. This unprecedented breach led to a temporary suspension of Congress’ joint session, which was in the process of certifying the Electoral College vote.

According to the FBI’s statement of facts, the Moores were identified through various means, including open-source media and tip-offs from the public. Video footage and photographs show the couple attending rallies in support of then-President Donald Trump and later entering the Capitol building. Inside the Capitol, the Moores documented their crimes by taking photographs and interacting with other rioters.

Carol and Kevin Moore captured on U.S. Capitol security camera as they enter the Capitol building through the Senate Wing Door on Jan. 6, 2021.
Carol and Kevin Moore captured on U.S. Capitol security camera as they enter the Capitol building through the Senate Wing Door on Jan. 6, 2021.

The investigation revealed that Kevin Moore had taken leave from his MTA job from Jan. 1–7, 2021. Further evidence, such as a Venmo transaction from Carol Moore on Jan. 6, indicated their presence in Washington, D.C., on the day of the attack.

Witnesses familiar with the Moores positively identified them in photographs taken during the Capitol riot. One witness recalled a conversation with Kevin Moore before Jan. 6, where he hinted at a significant event to come.

The charges against the Moores include knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, disorderly conduct with the intent to disrupt government business, and engaging in threatening behavior within the Capitol.

The MTA is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the New York City metropolitan area, including subways, buses and commuter railroads. As a government agency, it provides employees like Kevin Moore with stable salaries, pensions, and other benefits funded by taxpayer dollars.

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