Capitol Rioter Who Stole Nancy Pelosi’s Lectern Pleads Guilty

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Adam Johnson, 36, was arrested in January for his role in the US Capitol uprising.

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Adam Johnson lectures House Speaker Nancy Pelosi through the rotunda of the US Capitol building after a pro-Trump crowd stormed the building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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A Florida man who became infamous after being caught on camera accompanying the House Speaker Nancy Pelosiclecture during Rebellion He was found guilty in his case at the US Capitol on January 6.

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On Tuesday, 36-year-old Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to a federal charge of entering a restricted building, which is a misdemeanor, according to an affidavit obtained by the court. CBS News,

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He made a plea and now faces six months in prison and a fine of up to $9,500.

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lecture during the January 6 Capitol riots.
A Florida man has pleaded guilty to stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lecture during the January 6 Capitol riots.
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According to the court affidavit, Johnson was part of a crowd of Trump supporters that breached the US Capitol that day. Once inside, Johnson found the lecture with the speaker of the House emblem and took it “because he believed it would be a good prop for a photograph,” prosecutors alleged in court documents. .

With his smile and wave, Johnson became one of the most recognizable faces of the rebellion as now-president Joe Biden was preparing to take office.

Johnson was arrested from his Florida home two days after the attack on the Capitol. Steven D’Antuno, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Washington Field Office Los Angeles Times Anyone involved in the uprising will be arrested in January.

“Just because you left the DC area, you can still expect a knock on the door if we find out that you were part of criminal activity at the Capitol,” D’Antuono said.

More than 700 people have been arrested so far For his participation in the riots that day.

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