Richard “ Bigo” Barnett, 62, can be facing a potential life phrase for peacefully entering the Capitol on January sixth and putting his foot up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk.
Barnett was wildly overcharged by vindictive prosecutors and denied a change of venue from Washington, DC.
Prosecutors seized on the fact his walking cane doubled as a stun weapon and could have been used as being a weapon even thought this wasn’t.
An Arkansas man who also entered the U. Ersus. Capitol with rioters upon Jan. 6, 2021, and was photographed lounging in a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office package was convicted Monday associated with eight federal crimes associated with the incursion.
Richard “ Bigo” Barnett, now 62, who still left a crude written message for Pelosi before leaving the office suite with a purloined envelope bearing the California Democrat’s digital signature, sat impassively as a jury in U. S. District Courtroom in Washington delivered its decisions.
After nine days of testimony and legal arguments in the demo, the panel began deliberating Monday morning and reached guilty verdicts on all eight counts against Barnett, including four felonies, in less than two hours.
One of the most serious charge he confronted, obstructing an official government proceeding, carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. But advisory sentencing guidelines used by the courtroom are likely to recommend a much shorter term in his case.
[…] Barnett, an ardent supporter of former president Donald Trump, was carrying a walking stick equipped with a high-voltage stun device when this individual entered the Capitol. […]
Besides obstructing the proceeding, Barnett was found guilty of two felonies associated with carrying a dangerous weapon in the Capitol and a felony cost of civil disorder. The four misdemeanors he had been convicted of included theft of government property, which means the envelope.
DC is currently working to lower penalties for carjackers, robbers and armed felons with the intention of fighting “ systemic racism” but Bigo and other J6 protesters are getting the book thrown from them.
Carjacking thugs need “ restorative justice” but J6 protesters must face retribution.