/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.

ā€œIā€™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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