A New York man who’s accused of aiding within the theft of a laptop computer belonging to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) through the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol has pleaded responsible to different prices stemming from his participation within the riot.
Rafael Rondon of Watertown, N.Y., pleaded responsible in federal court docket in Washington, D.C., on Monday to obstruction of an official continuing and aiding and abetting within the obstruction of an official continuing, in keeping with the Justice Division.
In response to court docket paperwork, Rondon and his mom, Maryann Mooney-Rondon, entered Pelosi’s suite and went right into a convention room, the place they assisted a person within the theft of the laptop computer.
The rioters, supporters of former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in an try and cease Congress’s official depend of Electoral Faculty votes that affirmed Joe Biden because the president.
Mooney-Rondon, 56, is dealing with related prices for her actions through the Capitol riot however has pleaded not responsible and is awaiting additional court docket proceedings.
Federal authorities arrested and formally charged a Pennsylvania girl, Riley June Williams, 22, with stealing Pelosi’s laptop computer through the Capitol riot final October.
A witness who recognized himself as Williams’s former romantic companion informed authorities that Williams deliberate to promote Pelosi’s laptop computer to a pal in Russia.
Rondon, who has been charged with theft and different crimes associated to the Capitol riot since being arrested by authorities final October, is predicted to be sentenced subsequent March.
Rondon faces a 20-year most jail sentence.
Practically 900 people have been arrested throughout the U.S. for crimes associated to the Capitol breach, in keeping with the Justice Division.