Nov 10, 2021 - News

Capitol lectern thief to take plea deal

Adam Johnson carries the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building on January 06, 2021.

Adam Johnson carries the lectern of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi through the U.S. Capitol rotunda on Jan. 6 during a pro-Trump mob's invasion of the building. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Almost a year after he waved at a photographer while carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Parrish's Adam Johnson is scheduled to take a plea deal.

  • The Manatee County man was one of the first Capitol insurrectionists identified after his photo made the rounds on social media.

Context: Johnson was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, theft of government property, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Yes, but: Those were reduced in late October to one count of entering or remaining in any restricted building, and a plea agreement hearing was scheduled for Nov. 22, per the Bradenton Herald.

  • The terms of the agreement have not been made public, but the charge carries a possible fine or up to 10 years in prison.

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