WSOP Bracelet Winner And Girlfriend Arrested Over Capitol Riot

Updated On Mar 8, 2022 by Natalie Whitehead

Jon Heneghan and Carol Kicinski, MugshotsSummary

  • Jon Heneghan was among almost 800 people arrested for participating in the Capitol riot
  • Heneghan is a WSOP bracelet winner with more than $600K in live tournament earnings
  • Heneghan’s girlfriend, a popular gluten-free TV chef, was also arrested

A US poker pro was charged over his involvement in the Capitol building invasion that took place last year. Jon Heneghan was among hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in protest against Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

FBI Arrests Nearly 800 People Over Capitol Invasion

Heneghan was arrested by the FBI alongside his girlfriend Carol Kicinski after evidence showed that the two were among those who swarmed the Capitol building in an effort to block Congress from confirming Biden’s win.

Authorities have so far arrested nearly 800 people for their participation in the riot, many of whom were identified via phone location history and tons of video footage taken during the incident.

The Capitol riot resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer and four Trump supporters.

Heneghan was identified by the authorities with the help of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Room. The venue provided footage from the Pinktober Poker Open held five months ago where the 57-year-old was seen taking part in a seniors event. It matched the footage from different security cameras located in the D.C area as well as camera footage from the Capitol building during the riot.

Heneghan and Kicinski were also traced via their phone GPS data provided by Google.

Who is Jon Heneghan?

There is limited information as to Heneghan’s personal life, but his Hendon Mob profile shows that he is a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. He won a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2005 WSOP for $611,015, his biggest score to date, and his first-ever live tournament cash. His WSOP win constitutes the bulk of his total live tournament earnings which currently sit at $658,350.

Upon his arrest, Heneghan declared that he is a professional poker player, though his average buy-in appears to be no more than $150 based on his Hendon Mob profile. His record shows that the highest buy-in event he played was a $1,500 NLH tournament during the 2008 WSOP.

Meanwhile, Heneghan’s girlfriend is a famous gluten-free advocate and TV chef who does cooking segments on the nationally syndicated morning TV show Daytime.

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