A lady authorities say was a rioter on Jan. 6 was convicted on Monday of six fees associated to the assault on the U.S. Capitol, however was discovered not responsible of stealing Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) laptop computer that day.
A jury discovered Riley Williams responsible of two felonies: interfering with legislation enforcement officers throughout a civil dysfunction and resisting or impeding legislation enforcement officers.
Williams, who’s linked to the white nationalist group Groyper Military, was additionally convicted of misdemeanor counts of coming into and remaining in a restricted constructing or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted constructing or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol constructing and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol constructing.
The jury was inconclusive on the 2 remaining fees in opposition to Williams, together with obstruction of an official continuing and aiding and abetting within the theft of presidency property.
Courtroom paperwork point out that Williams will be seen on CCTV video footage coming into and exiting Pelosi’s workplace on Jan. 6.
A Discord person named “riley” posted a number of feedback about taking the Speaker’s tools from her workplace, together with “I stole shit from Nancy Polesi [sic],” and “I took Polesis [sic] onerous drives.”
Social media customers additionally shared movies of an HP laptop computer resembling the one stolen from Pelosi’s workplace with the caption “they obtained the laptop computer.”
“Dude, placed on gloves,” an individual recognized as Williams says within the video as one other rioter handles the laptop computer.
A supply informed prosecutors that Williams deliberate to promote the laptop computer to a pal in Russia who would go on info to Russia’s overseas intelligence service. That plan allegedly failed.