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At least 476 rioters have pleaded guilty for their role in the Capitol insurrection so far. This table shows them all.
- More than 1,000 people have been charged with crimes over the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, and 476 have pleaded guilty over two years later.
- U.S.Associated Press
Charged in Jan. 6 riot? Yes, but prison may be another story
More than 400 people have been charged with federal crimes in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. With new defendants still flooding into Washington's federal court, the Justice Department is under pressure to quickly resolve the least serious of cases. While defendants charged with crimes such as conspiracy and assaulting officers during the insurrection could be looking at hefty sentences, some members of the mob who weren't caught joining in the violence or destruction could see little to noThanks for your feedback!
- U.S.The Week
10 things you need to know today: April 17, 2021
1. The global death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 3 million on Saturday, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University reveals. As The Associated Press notes, the true number is believed to be higher based on suspicions that some governments have downplayed their countries' cases and fatalities, as well as the likelihood that many infections were missed early in the pandemic. Daily deaths are on the rise again worldwide, AP notes, with the average currently sitting at 12,000. Cases are also on the upsThanks for your feedback!
Iced Earth Guitarist Who Became Emblem of Pro-Trump Mob Is First Capitol Rioter to Plead Guilty
Jon Schaffer, a guitarist for the metal band Iced Earth whose angry image made him one of the faces of the pro-Trump mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol in January, has become the first rioter to plead guilty for playing a role in the attack. A plea deal described the musician as “unlawfully entering the […]Thanks for your feedback!
Oath Keepers Member Jon Schaffer First Capitol Rioter to Plead Guilty
Schaffer, the frontman of the Iced Earth metal, has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their ongoing investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.Thanks for your feedback!
Iced Earth Guitarist Pleads Guilty to Crimes Related to U.S. Capitol Riot
Jon Ryan Schaffer, the founder of heavy metal band Iced Earth, pleaded guilty to two crimes related to the U.S. Capitol insurrection, per CNN. In a DC District Court, Schaffer admitted guilt to both of his charges: obstruction of an official proceeding and entering a building with a dangerous weapon (bear spray). …Thanks for your feedback!
- U.S.The Week
1st Capitol riot defendant pleads guilty and will 'cooperate fully with the United States'
More than three months after the Capitol riot, the first defendant in the case has pleaded guilty and is set to cooperate with prosecutors. Jon Schaffer, a founding member of the far-right group the Oath Keepers, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges stemming from his participation in the riot at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, The Washington Post and Politico reported. He is the first Capitol riot suspect to plead guilty, and under the deal, he will "cooperate fully with the United States," per PThanks for your feedback!
- U.S.CBS News
Oath Keepers member first to plead guilty in Capitol riot
The plea deal comes 100 days after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.Thanks for your feedback!
- U.S.NBC News
Prosecutors secure first guilty plea in Capitol riot cases
Jon Schaffer, a member of the Oath Keepers, pleaded guilty to unlawfully entering Congress and obstructing an official proceeding.Thanks for your feedback!
- U.S.Associated Press
Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot
A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jon Ryan Schaffer, the frontman of the band Iced Earth, has agreed to cooperate with investigators in hopes of getting a lighter sentence, and the Justice Department will consider putting Schaffer in the federal witness security program, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said. This signals thThanks for your feedback!
A heavy metal guitarist who stormed the Capitol as part of the Oath Keepers militia has agreed to flip for prosecutors
Jon Schaffer held up bear spray at Capitol police officers and wore a cap that said "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member," according to an FBI affidavit.Thanks for your feedback!