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Tennessee man pleads guilty in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Bryan Ivey can be seen in videos from the Capitol attack wearing a brown, hooded jacket and holding what appears to be a cell phone. Image courtesy of the Justice Department
Bryan Ivey can be seen in videos from the Capitol attack wearing a brown, hooded jacket and holding what appears to be a cell phone. Image courtesy of the Justice Department

June 22 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Tuesday to demonstrating inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack on the building.

According to the plea agreement, Bryan Ivey, 28, of Crossville, Tenn., pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. As part of the agreement, prosecutors dropped three other counts, including disorderly conduct.

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A federal judge will hand down a sentence at a future date; he faces up to six months in prison, a $5,000 fine and up to a year of supervised release. By pleading guilty, Ivey forfeited his right to a jury trial.

Federal investigators said Ivey traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend former President Donald Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse near the White House. An affidavit said investigators were tipped off to his involvement in the subsequent riot at the Capitol by an acquaintance who recognized him in videos taken at the scene.

Ivey can be seen in the videos showing another participant breaking a Capitol window with a police shield, and later he's seen inside the building holding his cellphone.

Trump's supporters mobbed the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt Congress, which was in the process of certifying the electoral votes giving Joe Biden the presidency.

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