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Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers

Oct. 17, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

Some of the defendants charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol are turning away defense lawyers and electing to represent themselves, undeterred by their lack of legal training or repeated warnings from judges. That choice already has led to some curious legal...

Judge holds DC jail officials in contempt in 1/6 riot case

Oct. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case involving a Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendant, a federal judge held the District of Columbia’s corrections director and jail warden in contempt of court Wednesday and asked the Justice Department to investigate whether inmates' civil rights are being abused. ...

Capitol rioter from Idaho pleads guilty to assaulting police

Sep. 07, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho. (AP) — An Idaho man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting police in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Duke Edward Wilson pleaded guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding...

Arizona man who wore horns in riot pleads guilty to felony

Sep. 03, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge and wants to be released from jail while he awaits sentencing. Jacob...

Capitol rioters enter 1st guilty pleas to assaulting police

Aug. 06, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

A New Jersey gym owner and a Washington state man on Friday became the first people charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol to plead guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the deadly siege. The pair of plea deals with federal prosecutors could be a...

Attorney: New Jersey man to plead guilty in Capitol breach

Aug. 04, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

A New Jersey man facing a 12-count indictment for his role in the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol is set to plead guilty. An attorney representing Scott Fairlamb said Wednesday that his client plans to plead guilty to assaulting an officer and obstructing an official...