(CNN) – Recently released court documents detail how the FBI infiltrated a so-called “Bible study” group in Virginia after the U.S. Capitol insurgency and arrested its leader.
Fi Duong, who also calls himself “Monkey King” and “Jim,” was seen at the Capitol on Jan.6 wearing a white mask in the shape of a broad smile, officials said.
There he made contact with an undercover metropolitan police officer.
A few weeks later, an undercover FBI agent contacted him.
Court documents indicate that the group is not affiliated with any known major far-right group.
During several meetings, members discussed secession, surveillance of the Capitol, home-made bomb testing, combat training and secret messages, the FBI said.
According to court records, Duong had a cache of weapons at his home in Virginia, including an AK-47 assault rifle and five boxes full of materials for making and testing Molotov cocktails.
Duong was arrested last week.
He faces federal charges for his participation in the insurgency and has not pleaded.
More than 500 criminal cases related to the January riots are currently pending in U.S. courts.
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