PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A year and two months after Hurricane Capitol, indictments are still being filed.
On Friday, the government named Cranberry’s Jordan Bonenberger as a defendant, accusing him of illegally entering the Capitol and engaging in disruptive and disruptive conduct – charges that carry up to five years in prison.
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The government imported video and photos showing Bonenberger entering the Capitol with other protesters, again with others in the studio and alone in the building’s West Corridor. The affidavit states: “BONENBERGER can be seen walking through many locations inside the Capitol together and at separate times.”
The charges were brought here in Pittsburgh, but the case will now be moved to Washington, D.C. That’s where Rachel Powell, a mother of eight in Mercer County, had her latest hearing on whether she She accepted a bargain over her participation in the riot.
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At the hearing, her defense attorney and the government said they were at an impasse. The government offered a plea deal and Powell offered the opposite. But since the parties could not come to an agreement, the case will continue and will be heard if an agreement cannot be reached.
However, in another trial, former West Virginia Senator Derrick Evans pleaded guilty in connection with the riot. Evans told the judge he agreed with the government’s claims that he illegally trespassed on the Capitol. He faces a hearing in June.
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Bonenberger has been issued a bond. His sister Caitlin told KDKA-TV, “He didn’t do anything disruptive, didn’t protest, didn’t make a single sign or anything. Just the wrong place and the wrong time. ”
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/03/18/new-charges-against-local-resident-in-capitol-riot/ New charges to local residents during Capitol riots – CBS Pittsburgh