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Ray Epps, Trump supporter targeted by Jan. 6 conspiracy theory, pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge

Sep. 20, 2023 18:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ray Epps, a onetime Donald Trump supporter who was the target of a right-wing conspiracy theory about the Jan. 6, 2021, attack that forced him into hiding, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. Epps, appearing...

Ray Epps, ex-Marine targeted by a Jan. 6 conspiracy theory, is charged with a misdemeanor in riot

Sep. 19, 2023 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ray Epps, a former Marine who became the target of a Jan. 6, 2021, conspiracy theory, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot and is expected to plead guilty, according to court papers filed Tuesday. Epps, who claimed...

EU urges Serbia and Kosovo to respect their pledges after a meeting of leaders ends in acrimony

Sep. 19, 2023 15:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday called on Serbia and Kosovo to respect an agreement meant to end tensions between them and put their relations on a more normal path after talks between their leaders ended in acrimony last week. At a meeting in New York, EU foreign...

Man who threw flagpole at police during Jan. 6 riot gets more than 6 years in prison

Sep. 13, 2023 19:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man who wrote on social media about wanting to “take over the Capitol building” before the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, where he threw a flagpole at a police officer's head, was sentenced on Wednesday to more than six years in prison. Joseph Padilla, of...

Infowars host Owen Shroyer gets 2 months behind bars in Capitol riot case

Sep. 12, 2023 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infowars host Owen Shroyer was sentenced on Tuesday to two months behind bars for joining the mob's riot at the U.S. Capitol, which prosecutors said he “helped create” by spewing violent rhetoric and spreading baseless claims of election fraud to hundreds of thousands of...

Marine Capitol rioter gets 1 hour of community service for each of 279 Marine Civil War casualties

Sep. 11, 2023 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of three active-duty Marines who stormed the U.S. 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. U.S. District Judge Ana Reyes said she...

Capitol rioter who carried zip-tie handcuffs in viral photo is sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

Sep. 08, 2023 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee bartender who carried plastic zip tie handcuffs and a stun gun into the Senate gallery on Jan. 6, 2021, where he was captured in one the most widely shared photos of the U.S. Capitol riot, was sentenced on Friday to nearly five years in prison. Eric...

Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio gets 22 years in prison, longest sentence yet in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Sep. 05, 2023 17:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio gets 22 years in prison, longest sentence yet in Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Judge's illness delays sentencing for ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio in Jan. 6 case

Aug. 30, 2023 18:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sentencing for former Proud Boys national leader Enrique Tarrio, who was convicted of orchestrating the far-right extremist group’s attack on the U.S. Capitol after Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, has been delayed until next week because the judge hearing the case...

Proud Boy on house arrest in Jan. 6 case disappears ahead of sentencing

Aug. 18, 2023 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities are searching for a member of the Proud Boys extremist group who disappeared days before his sentencing in a U.S. Capitol riot case, where prosecutors are seeking more than a decade in prison, according to a warrant made public Friday. Christopher...