/No jail time for first Capitol Riot defendant sentenced – POLITICO

No jail time for first Capitol Riot defendant sentenced – POLITICO

Morgan-Lloyd faced a maximum possible sentence of six months in prison, but prosecutors did not seek jail time for Morgan-Lloyd. They said she’d cooperated with law enforcement. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop three other misdemeanors Morgan-Lloyd faced.

Almost 500 people have been charged in federal court with crimes related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The charges range from disorderly conduct to assaulting police officers with a dangerous weapon. Three groups of defendants have also been charged with conspiracy for allegedly planning in advance to commit crimes at the Capitol that day.

Morgan-Lloyd drove to the capital from Indiana and attended the “Stop the Steal” rally where former President Donald Trump spoke, according to a statement of facts she agreed to in the case. She and a friend, Dona Bissey, later walked to the Capitol and went inside.

“I’m here. Best day ever. We stormed the capital building me and Dona Bissey were in the first 50 people in,” Morgan-Lloyd posted on Facebook.

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