Bradley Rukstales, the head of Illinois-based data analytics marketing firm Cogensia was fired Friday, the same day the U.S. Department of Justice released details of the charges filed in federal court against him and others for being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, reports the Daily Record in suburban Chicago.

Rukstales faces two federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, or knowingly, with intent to impede government business or official functions, engaging in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

According to the Daily Record, Rukstales had been placed on a leave of absence by Cogensia on Thursday, before the company’s board of directors decided to terminate him. Joel Schiltz, Cogensia’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, was named acting CEO.

“This decision was made because Rukstales’ actions were inconsistent with the core values of Cogensia,” Schiltz said in a statement Friday. “Cogensia condemns what occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and we intend to continue to embrace the values of integrity, diversity and transparency in our business operations, and expect all employees to embrace those values as well.”

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