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Plea talks held for accused U.S. Capitol rioter who wore George Washington costume

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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors have opened discussions about a possible plea deal with a Missouri locksmith who entered the U.S. Capitol during the deadly Jan. 6 riot wearing a costume that looked like George Washington, a government lawyer said on Tuesday. Preliminary discussions have begun “about a possible resolution without a trial” in the case of Isaac Yoder, owner of Yoder’s Lock and Key of Nevada, Missouri, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst told a hearing before U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan. During the hearing, Yoder formally entered pleas of not guilty to f…

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