A Frederick direct marketing firm terminated an employee after spotting photographs of rioters and protestors inside the Capitol that included the unnamed employee wearing the company ID badge.

Upon learning via social media posts that the company was identified through the badge, Nick Ellinger, chief brand officer for Moore DM Group, issued the following statement:

“Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the security breach. After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause.

“While we support all employee’s right to peaceful, lawful exercise of free speech, any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing.”

According to a 2017 press release, Moore DM Group announced the formation of Navistar Direct Marketing. located in Frederick, Md. “Navistar Direct Marketing is a digital and conventional printing company with full-service direct mail production servicing nonprofit, commercial and political clients. The company will be a member of The Moore DM Group, a global leader in marketing solutions.”

“Navistar Direct Marketing provides turnkey production services to include creative solutions, digital and conventional printing, full-service direct mail, and fulfillment. The state-of-the-art facility will employ more than 200 people,” according to the release.

Update, January 17, 2021: The Baltimore Sun reported the man’s name as Nicholas Rodean, 26, of Frederick, and that on the morning of January 13, 2021, he turned himself in at the 2nd District precinct station of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia where he was charged with entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a restricted building and parading, demonstrating or picketing. Fox News reported that on the afternoon of January 13, 2021, a judge ordered him to be released and prohibited him from travelling to Washington, D.C. except for court appearances. 

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