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Virginia couple plead guilty in U.S. Capitol riot, setting precedent

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By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Virginia couple on Monday pleaded guilty to demonstrating unlawfully in the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, a misdemeanor with a sentence of up to six months, in a plea deal that could set a benchmark for hundreds of other cases. Jessica and Joshua Bustle of Bristow, Virginia were the first to reach such an agreement with prosecutors on a misdemeanor charge. They admitted during a court hearing that they violated a federal law that prohibits “parading, demonstrating, or picketing” inside the Capitol without proper authorization, according to a court…

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