Iced Earth‘s Jon Schaffer named in lawsuit by D.C. Attorney General seeking damages for Capitol riots

Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth performs on stage at Manchester Academy on October 18, 2013 in Manchester, England.
(Image credit: Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty Images)

Iced Earth guitarist and vocalist Jon Schaffer has been named in a lawsuit by the District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine in part of an effort to recoup costs relating to the Capitol riots of January 6. 

Racine is attempting to recover millions of dollars in damages incurred by the DC authorities in defending and repairing the Capitol during the January 6 riots, alongside associated medical costs for police and frontline security workers.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.