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Man at Center of Conspiracy Theory Pleads Guilty

Merrick Garland had been asked about Ray Epps in a hearing earlier in the day

(Newser) - The Arizona man named in right-wing conspiracy theories as a government agent who urged Capitol rioters on has pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct on restricted grounds. Ray Epps, who has received death threats, appeared in the DC court on video, per the Washington Post , and his lawyer...

Trump Dodges Questions on His Actions During Capitol Riot

Former president tells interviewer he'll consider pardoning Proud Boys leader if elected

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump repeatedly declined in an interview aired Sunday to answer questions about whether he watched the Capitol riot unfold on television, saying he would "tell people later at an appropriate time." Trump, the current front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, refused to say on...

Marine Capitol Rioter Gets Symbolic Sentence

An hour of community service for each of 279 Marines who died in the Civil War

(Newser) - One of three active-duty Marines who stormed the US Capitol together was sentenced on Monday to probation and 279 hours of community service—one hour for every Marine who was killed or wounded fighting in the Civil War, the AP reports. US District Judge Ana Reyes said she can't...

FBI Arrests Man ID'd by Jan. 6 Online Investigators

Gregory Mijares, who wore a gas mask, admitted fighting police at Capitol, affidavit says

(Newser) - An Indiana man who law enforcement officials say helped spark some of the worst violence to take place at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been arrested almost two years after online sleuths determined his identity and tipped off the FBI. Court records show Gregory Mijares, 41, was arrested...

Like the Other Proud Boys, Tarrio Was Contrite in Court

Though some have appeared to reverse that apologetic behavior later

(Newser) - Like so many other Proud Boys sentenced before him, Enrique Tarrio, the former leader of the far-right group, seemed apologetic when standing before a judge . In some cases, however, those same apparently contrite people have engaged in some seemingly contradictory behavior afterward. A look:
  • Tarrio: Per CNN and the Wall

Ex-Proud Boys Leader Gets Longest Capitol Sentence

Enrique Tarrio sentenced to 22 years

(Newser) - Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison—the longest sentence handed down so far in connection with the Capitol riot. He was found guilty on charges including seditious conspiracy in May. Tarrio wasn't at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but...

Proud Boys' 'Leader on the Ground' Sentenced

Ethan Nordean's prison term equals longest given so far in Jan. 6 attack

(Newser) - A onetime leader in the Proud Boys far-right extremist group has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, tying the longest sentence imposed so far in the attack. Ethan Nordean was one of several members convicted of spearheading...

Proud Boy Who Broke Window of Capitol on Jan. 6 Gets Prison

Dominic Pezzola apologized, later shouted, 'Trump won!' leaving the courtroom

(Newser) - "You were the one who smashed that window and let people begin to stream into that Capitol building and threaten the lives of our lawmakers," a federal judge told Dominic Pezzola on Friday as he sentenced the Proud Boy to 10 years in prison. "It's not...

2 Proud Boys Sentenced, Express Regret for Capitol Riot

Joseph Biggs gets 17 years, Zachary Rehl 15 years

(Newser) - A second former leader of the Proud Boys was sentenced on Thursday for his role in the Capitol riot. Zachary Rehl received a 15-year sentence, hours after Joseph Biggs got 17 years. The AP reports that Rehl sobbed as he told US District Judge Timothy Kelly he regretted his actions....

Lawsuit Against Baldwin From Marine's Family Dismissed

He called fallen Marine's sister an 'insurrectionist'

(Newser) - A $25 million defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin from the widow and sisters of a Marine killed in the 2021 suicide attack at Kabul's airport has been dismissed—again. The actor donated $5,000 to the family of Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum after the attack. He was sued...

Ahead of His Sentencing, Proud Boy Goes Missing

Christopher Worrell faced 14 years in prison, now has warrant out for his arrest

(Newser) - A Florida Proud Boy convicted of seven counts in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was to be sentenced in federal court on Friday, but it appears that Christopher Worrell had better plans. As NBC News reports, Worrell is missing and now has his very own wanted poster courtesy of the...

DOJ Seeks Longest Sentence Yet for Capitol Riot

Enrique Tarrio faces 33 years in longest sentence sought yet by Justice Department for Capitol riot

(Newser) - The Justice Department is seeking 33 years in prison for Enrique Tarrio, the former Proud Boys leader convicted of seditious conspiracy in one of the most serious cases to emerge from the attack on the US Capitol, according to court documents. The sentence, if imposed, would be by far the...

Two Florida Men Sentenced to Prison in Capitol Attack

One hit officers with a flagpole, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Two Florida men have been sentenced on felony charges related to storming the US Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection. Michael Steven Perkins, 40, of Plant City, was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison in DC federal court, according to court records, the AP reports. Joshua Christopher Doolin, 25,...

Trump: This Arraignment Is a 'Great Honor'
Defiant Trump States
His Case: 'Not Guilty'

Defiant Trump States His Case: 'Not Guilty'

Before arriving at court, former president called his arraignment a 'great honor'

(Newser) - Donald Trump returned to Washington on Thursday, this time to face arraignment on felony charges that he tried to overturn the 2020 election results:
  • In court: After flying from New Jersey to DC, the former president arrived at a federal courthouse across the street from the Capitol on Thursday afternoon,

Cardinals Fan 'Rally Runner' Arrested on Jan. 6 Charges

Daniel Donnelly was easy to spot in Capitol riot footage

(Newser) - With his red outfit and red face paint, St. Louis Cardinals superfan Daniel Donnelly Jr. was a familiar sight as he jogged around Busch Stadium during games. He also stood out among Capitol rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, federal prosecutors say. Donnelly—who changed his legal name to his nickname...

Indictment: Trump Pressured Pence in Christmas Day Call

And again on New Year's Day, indictment says

(Newser) - On Christmas Day in 2020, then-VP Mike Pence called then-President Donald Trump to wish him a happy holiday. Trump, however, "quickly turned the conversation to January 6 and his request that the Vice President reject electoral votes that day," according to the unsealed indictment against Trump for alleged...

'The Defendant Was Determined to Remain in Power'
Indictment: Trump Knew
Election Claims Were Lies

Indictment: Trump Knew Election Claims Were Lies

'Despite having lost, the Defendant was determined to remain in power'

(Newser) - "Despite having lost, the Defendant was determined to remain in power," a federal indictment filed against former President Trump Tuesday states. Trump was charged on four counts , including conspiracy to defraud the US, over his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The 45-page indictment filed...

Trump: I'm Running Even If I'm Convicted, Sentenced

Former president also reacts to new charges in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

(Newser) - Early Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump talked up the "productive meeting" he said his legal team had had that morning with the DOJ, which had many buzzing about a possibly soon-to-come indictment in special counsel Jack Smith's probe of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, per the Hill . That indictment...

Trump Asks Congress for Help: 'They Keep Coming After Me'

With Jan. 6 indictment looming, former president demands yet another investigation

(Newser) - Former President Trump is asking Congress to intervene as he faces an indictment over alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. "Congress, if you will, please investigate the political witch hunts against me currently being brought by the corrupt DOJ and FBI, who are totally out of control,...

Judge Keeps Conviction Intact, Rips 'QAnon Shaman,' Carlson

Video aired on Fox News fails to clear Capitol rioter

(Newser) - A federal judge on Thursday made clear he doesn't view Jacob Chansley's behavior at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the way Tucker Carlson does. The then-Fox News host showed video in March of the rioter known as the "QAnon Shaman" apparently walking through the building...

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