Nov 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Florida man who paraded Pelosi's lectern on Jan. 6 pleads guilty

Man in beanie waves at the camera while carrying a lectern inside the capitol building.
Adam Johnson in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Florida man who paraded around the Capitol on Jan. 6 with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) lectern pleaded guilty on Monday to entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, the Washington Post reports.

Driving the news: Under the plea deal, prosecutors have agreed to toss out charges related to theft of government property and violent entry on Capitol grounds.

  • The charge that Adam Johnson, 36, pleaded guilty to carries up to one year in prison and a fine of $100,000. The plea deal sets sentencing guidelines ranging from zero to six months in prison and fines between $500 and $9,500, per the Post.
  • The Manatee County man was one of the first Capitol insurrectionists identified after his photo made the rounds on social media, Axios Tampa Bay's Ben Montgomery notes.
  • Johnson has also agreed to give the government rights to any profit acquired from a potential book on his Jan. 6 experience, which he has expressed interest in writing, for five years.
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