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A Texas man pleads guilty to charges related to breaking into the Capitol

Twenty-three-year-old Nolan Bernard Cooke, one of 60 Texans charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the. A felony civil disorder charge was filed against the Capital on March 9 for its role in leading the breach.

A $250,000 fine and up to five years in jail await him. On June 10, Cooke is scheduled to appear at a sentencing hearing.

In the Capitol breach of Jan. 6, Guy Wesley Reffitt, 49, of Wylie, Texas, became the first individual to be convicted by jury. On June 8, Reffitt will be sentenced.

Hundreds of defendants have been charged in connection with the incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia.

There has been more arrests in the Dallas FBI field office's response to the Jan. 6 breach than anywhere in the United States.

The charges against Cooke include unlawful activities on Capitol grounds, disorderly conduct, entering and remaining on restricted ground and acts of civil disorder.

A tip to authorities that Cooke had filmed the breach and posted video and photographs online, led to an investigation. Cooke posted a personal message to a friend on Instagram and said “I wouldn’t want anyone other than you with me to take on the revolution.”

14 March 2022


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