Trail of bankruptcies, tax problems and bad debts raises questions for researchers trying to understand motivations for attack
Feb. 10, 2021 (Washington Post) -- Nearly 60 percent of the people facing charges related to the Capitol riot showed signs of prior money troubles.
The group had bankruptcies, notices of eviction or foreclosure, bad debts, or unpaid taxes over the past two decades, according to a Washington Post analysis of public records for 125 defendants with sufficient information to detail their financial histories.
The bankruptcy rate -- 18 percent -- was nearly twice as high as that of the American public. A quarter of them had been sued for money owed to a creditor. And one in five of them faced losing their home at one point, according to court filings.