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Richard Barnett found guilty on eight counts in Jan. 6 attack
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Richard Barnett found guilty on eight counts in Jan. 6 attack

District of Columbia finds Richard “Bigo” Barnett guilty of 4 felonies and 4 misdemeanor charges. Barnett is scheduled to be sentenced on May 3 and faces up to 47 years in prison.

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On Monday, the District of Columbia found Richard Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas, guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges for his participation in the Jan 6, 2021 Capitol Breach.
Richard “Bigo” Barnett became one of the most well-known faces of the Jan. 6 Capitol Breach after being photographed with his foot on the table in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
The court found Barnett guilty of 4 felonies and 4 misdemeanors. The charges include “obstruction of an official proceeding” and “disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon”.
The Department of Justice reports that Barnett “carried a Zap Hike ‘N Strike Walking Staff with spike electrodes with him as he traveled through the Capitol.” He also allegedly “threatened to call in the mob and push through the line of officers” if an officer did not retrieve his flag from Pelosi’s office.
District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper is scheduled to sentence Barnett on May 3. He faces a maximum penalty of up to 47 years in prison.

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