CNY man, who was arrested after Capitol riot, got fired from his job


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) — Matthew Greene was fired from his job at the Happy Mushroom on Saturday after he was arrested and charged with alleged participation in the January 6 events at the Capitol.

Greene was fired by the company’s owners. He was chief technology and operating officer and is on longer associated with the company in any capacity according to the company.

The FBI said Green is a  local member of the “Proud Boys” and is the second Syracuse-area man charged in connection with the Capitol attack.

“We are extremely appalled to learn Mr. Greene held beliefs that are so counter to what Happy Mushroom stands for,” CEO and Creative Director Felix Jorge said. “Since its inception, Happy Mushroom has stood for inclusivity, diversity, and respect for our country’s political process and those who safeguard it. We have no tolerance for violence. We should all be coming together as people to respect humanity.” 

Greene is scheduled to be in Federal Court at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 26.

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