A retired firefighter who sent a selfie of himself to a federal investigator in the Capitol on January 6 was found guilty of one misdemeanor.

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In self-portraits, Thomas Fee sent his girlfriend’s brother during a parliamentary riot (left), and a photo of his driver’s license (right). United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • The man who took a picture of himself in the parliamentary building pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

  • Thomas Fee sent a selfie to his girlfriend’s brother (Federal Bureau of Investigation) during the siege.

  • After pleading guilty to one count of the parade, the fee will face up to six months in prison.

A New York man who sent his photo to his girlfriend’s brother (a federal agent) inside the Capitol building on January 6 was found guilty of misdemeanor related to the attack.

Thomas Fee, A firefighter retired from Freeport, NY, Arrested almost a year ago After he left himself to the authorities two weeks after the riot.

On Tuesday, 54-year-old Fee pleaded guilty to one charge of parade, demonstration, or picketing in the Capitol building, as initially reported. WUSA.. The prosecution can be imprisoned for up to 6 months.

After his arrest in 2021, Fee was initially guilty of deliberately entering and staying in restricted buildings and premises, and violent entry and chaotic behavior on the premises of the Capitol. Federal prosecutors offered less parade fees to several Capitol rioters in exchange for guilty plea.

Fees lawyer Dennis Ring told insiders that he chose to settle the case by pleading guilty to the misdemeanor of his client demonstrating illegally in the Capitol.

“He will be responsible for his actions and will accept the ruling made by Judge Bates,” Ring said.

The prosecution identified Fee early in the aftermath of the riot after texting his photo and video inside the Capitol to his girlfriend’s brother who worked for the US Foreign Office. Request for documents.

According to the criminal accusation, the special agent’s wife first saw a Facebook post by Fee’s girlfriend. The agent then sent a text message to his sister’s boyfriend, Fee, asking if he was in Washington, DC at the rally.

The fee was met by sending a selfie taken in the circular building of the Capitol in a number of riots. Fee also sent his own video to his girlfriend’s brother from inside a building where he could hear other mobs screaming “Pelosi” and “despotism,” the complaint said. rice field. In the text message that accompanies the video, Fee is reportedly saying, “I’m at the tip of a spear.”

According to the billing document, the unnamed special agent first deleted the messages, but later they could be revived, after which he sent them to DSS. Authorities then sent evidence to the Joint Terrorist Task Force.

Following his January arrest, WABC Fee reported working as a firefighter during the September 11 attack. He was also reportedly honored to have rescued 13 people, including pregnant women and children, during Hurricane Sandy.

However, outlets reported that charges were suspended after being accused of shouting racial slurs by a black doctor who walked by the fire station several times as a volunteer firefighter at Hempstead in 2004.

More than 730 people were arrested In connection with a deadly attack More than 170 pleaded guilty So far.

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