One of the five Texans accused in the Capitol riots pleads guilty 2022-04-28 12:41:01

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Josh Moon, 24, pleaded guilty to illegally demonstrating inside the Capitol. He could face up to six months in prison when he is sentenced in August, according to a plea agreement read aloud in court, and will pay $500 for damages to the building.

During Thursday’s hearing, Moon admitted that he entered the Capitol with his parents, Tom and Don, and three of his sisters. Parents and two sisters, Kristi and Kylie, are too facing accusations. They have all pleaded not guilty.

Josh Moon is one of several defendants in the Capitol riots accused of family members, although the Moon family is the largest group of relatives to be charged together to date.

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Moon said he was initially reluctant to go into the January 6 rally because he was saving his money to move to Wisconsin. But when his parents offered to pay for the trip, Moon said he would be “happy to go.”

After the riots, the Moon family members bragged about their engagement on social media.

“Before you hear it on the news, I am [sic] The family walked into the capital today, it was so cool,” Moon wrote on Facebook on January 6. He said his family was among the “second group” of people who entered the building and that the violence that day “came from the police believe it or not.” “

In response to his letters, Moon told US District Judge Beryl Howell Thursday, “I was still trying to calm myself down at that point. I was trying to make myself bigger than I was.”

“I regret making the officers bastards in this situation,” he added. “They were just doing their job.”

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