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Wisconsin Army National Guard member reaches plea deal in US Capitol riot

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 19:27:30-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Army National Guard member from Wisconsin has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and has agreed to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into the incident.

According to court documents, 24-year-old Abram Markofski, of La Crosse, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one of four counts in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

The charge of of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Sentencing before a federal judge is scheduled for Dec. 3 in Washington, D.C.

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