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Few plea bargains in U.S. Capitol riot cases as prosecutors stand firm

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By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly four months after the U.S. Capitol attack, just one of more than 440 people charged has pleaded guilty, a sign of tough conditions set by prosecutors for plea deals and resistance by defense lawyers to their demands. This reflects the high stakes of cases stemming from the worst violence at the Capitol in modern history, which left five people dead. U.S. officials have suggested in court hearings that defendants might be interested in pleading guilty, a move that typically can result in a shorter sentence. Prosecutors routinely seek to resolve ca…

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