First Jan. 6 insurrectionist sentenced. The punishment? Community service and $500 fine
The Indiana woman, who says she now feels ‘ashamed,’ will plead guilty to 1 of 4 federal charges for storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
Storming the U.S. Capitol and participating in the attempted Jan. 6 insurrection will cost an Indiana woman a week’s worth of community service and $500.
Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, will plead guilty Wednesday to one of four federal charges, which could have sent her to prison, making her the first person sentenced for participating in the deadly Capitol riot, Bloomington’s The Herald-Times reported.
- Morgan-Lloyd will plead guilty to “parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building,” and in return, will receive the federal recommended sentence of 40 hours of community service, a $500 restitution fine and probation, according to The Herald-Times.
- “I’m here. Best day ever. We stormed the capitol building me and Dona Bissey were in the first 50 people in,” she wrote on Facebook, according to Justice Department documents.
- Bissey, who allegedly traveled to the Capitol from Indiana with Morgan-Lloyd, has pleaded not guilty to an array of charges, reported The Herald-Times.
Insurrectionists says she feels ‘ashamed’
Morgan-Lloyd has said she nows feels “ashamed” about participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection, which initially started as a “Stop The Steal” rally for then-President Donald Trump, the Indianapolis Star reported.
- A lawyer representing Morgan-Lloyd said their client, who is white, has had a “political change of heart” after spending two days in jail and having read “Just Mercy,” “Schindler’s List” and “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” according to The Harald-times. The three books are about the horrors and consequences of systemic racism.
- “I’ve learned that even though we live in a wonderful country things still need to improve,” Morgan-Lloyd wrote in a letter to the judge, reported the Indy Star. “People of all colors should feel as safe as I do to walk down the street.”