WASHINGTON — A woman from Bloomfield will be the first person sentenced for the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, will be sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a single charge of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. She was supposed to be sentenced last Friday, but the hearing was shifted to Wednesday because of the new Juneteenth federal holiday.
Prosecutors have agreed to a sentence of three years of probation, 40 hours of community service, and $500 in restitution.
According to court documents, Morgan-Lloyd was identified in Facebook posts about the Capitol riot by an employee at the Green County Sheriff’s Office when she tried to apply for a gun permit. The sheriff’s office reviewed the posts that appeared to show Morgan-Lloyd inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and notified federal investigators.
Morgan-Lloyd was arrested in Lakeland, Fla., in March.
As part of an official statement, Morgan-Lloyd said:
“I felt ashamed that something meant to show support for the President had turned violent. This is not the way to prove any point. At first, it didn’t dawn on me, but later I realized that if every person like me, who wasn’t violent, was removed from that crowd, the ones who were violent may have lost the nerve to do what they did. For that, I am sorry and take responsibility. It was never my intent to help empower people to act violently.”
Morgan-Lloyd also said she takes responsibility for her actions that day and will do what the court requires of her, including cooperating with her probation officer and paying restitution.
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