A Florida man photographed carrying a lectern belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace on the U.S. Capitol in the course of the Jan. 6 riot pleaded guilty Monday for his half within the riot.
Adam Johnson, 36, pleaded guilty in Washington federal court docket to 1 depend of getting into or remaining in any restricted constructing, in accordance with court docket data. Sentencing pointers within the plea settlement name for as much as six months in jail for the Parrish man, however a choose will make a last determination at a listening to scheduled for Feb. 25.
A plea settlement recommends that Johnson pay $500 restitution for his share of the injury. Prosecutors have mentioned the riot precipitated practically $1.5 million in injury to the U.S. Capitol.
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Authorities say Pelosi’s workplaces have been amongst these breached by the mob objecting to Democratic President Biden’s election victory over former Republican President Trump. Five folks died within the violence.
A photograph that circulated around the globe after the violent rebellion confirmed a grinning, waving man recognized as Johnson carrying the lectern by the Capitol rotunda with the clearly seen phrases “Seal of the Speaker United States House of Representatives.” In the picture, Johnson is sporting a knit cap that claims “Trump” on it.
A second picture reveals Johnson posing with an indication within the Capitol that claims “closed to all tours.”
Johnson was rapidly recognized by acquaintances by social media, in accordance with the FBI. He was arrested two days after the riot.
The wood lectern, valued at about $1,000, was later recovered undamaged in a hallway on the Senate facet of the Capitol, officers mentioned.
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