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Chicago man pleads guilty in Jan. 6, 2021, riot at Capitol

Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

CHICAGO — A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot, court records show. Athanasios Zoyganeles entered the plea Friday to a charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

He could receive a prison term of up to six months when he is sentenced. That’s scheduled for Sept. 30.

Records show at least three people, including a former high school classmate, provided information about Zoyganeles’ role in the breach to the FBI.

Federal authorities searched video of the breach and said they spotted Zoyganeles standing outside the Parliamentarian doors while holding a piece of wood and smoking.


Associated Press

Associated Press

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