Government anticipates at least another 100 people will be charged over Jan. 6 Capitol attack

That figure comes on top of the more than 400 people already charged over the episode.
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Justice Department seal in 2018
Justice Department seal in 2018
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The Department of Justice anticipates charging at least another 100 people in connection with the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol building. 

That figure comes on top of the more than 400 people already charged over the episode.

"Over 400 individuals have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack," federal prosecutors noted in a court filing on Thursday, according to Reuters. "The investigation continues and the government expects that at least one hundred additional individuals will be charged."

The outlet reported that the DOJ "made the disclosure in a set of similar court filings asking judges to postpone deadlines in pending prosecutions."

The court filings noted: "The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol attack will likely be one of the largest in American history, both in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature and volume of the evidence."