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Capitol intruders face 47 years in prison

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He posed in Pelosi’s office

Next Capitol invader found guilty

Richard Barnett posed with his feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the storming of the US Capitol. He also left the top politician with unpleasant news. Now the rioter has been found guilty.

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Richard Barnett, 62, posed with his feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the storming of the Capitol.

In the legal investigation into the storming of the US Capitol two years ago, the intruder who posed at the desk of top politician Nancy Pelosi has now also been found guilty. The jury in the capital Washington found Richard Barnett (62) guilty of eight counts on Monday. In a separate trial, four members of the far-right US militia Oath Keepers were also found guilty of “seditious conspiracy”.

Barnett was found guilty of, among other things, obstructing an official process and entering an official building with a dangerous or deadly weapon. The sentence is to be announced on May 3rd. The man from the state of Arkansas faces a long prison sentence, prosecutors spoke of up to 47 years in prison.

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