The events took place on January 6, 2021 during the capitol attack by supporters of Republican President Trump.
Riley June Williams, 24, of the US state of Pennsylvania, was convicted in November of last year of obstructing officers trying to stop intruders at the Capitol, among other charges. The New York Times writes that the jury was unable to decide whether Pelosi was involved in the theft of her laptop.
At Thursday’s hearing, they said Williams acted as a “supercharger” in the attack on the Capitol, gathering people around him to form a “human battering ram” that stormed the police perimeter and eventually destroyed the U.S. office. Pelosi. Prosecutors sought a seven-year sentence, and the judge sentenced Williams to three years in prison and 36 months of supervised release.
At the time, Williams was banned from contacting far-right activist Nick Fuentes, according to The New York Times. Doing so would violate conditions of release, the judge ruled.
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