Court Date for Woman Accused in Theft of Pelosi’s Laptop

  • A girl from Pennsylvania will surface before a federal court docket on Monday to experience charges in connection with the theft of a laptop belonging to Speaker of the United States House of Associates Nancy Pelosi.

    The laptop was stolen from Pelosi’s place of work earlier this thirty day period when a crowd of individuals who had been attending a political protest pressured their way into the US Capitol creating and disrupted the certification of then President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

    Harrisburg resident Riley June Williams was arrested by federal authorities on January 18 subsequent a tip to the FBI from the 22-calendar year-old’s former romantic husband or wife. The ex mentioned that Williams appeared in a video of the Capitol invasion and had claimed that she supposed to market Pelosi’s stolen personal computer to Russian intelligence.

    Williams, who has no prior criminal document, was billed with trespassing, obstruction, theft, violent entry, and conducting herself in a disorderly way on Capitol grounds.

    Video from the chaotic scenes at the Capitol that unfurled on January 6 exhibit a girl matching Williams’ description expressing “upstairs, upstairs, upstairs” to people who had been trespassing in the setting up.

    An affidavit submitted to the courtroom by an FBI agent dependent in Virginia said that Williams had been seen on closed-circuit security camera footage getting into and exiting the office environment of the speaker.

    The agent reported a video clip displaying a man’s gloved hand finding up an HP laptop from a table and captioned with the text “they got the laptop” may have been shot on a cellphone belonging to Williams.

    Just after 3 evenings in jail, Williams was unveiled into the custody of her mother yesterday by Federal Decide Martin Carlson and positioned beneath travel constraints.

    Carlson ordered Williams to appear in federal courtroom in Washington on Monday to carry on her situation.

    “The gravity of these offenses is terrific,” he instructed Williams. “It can not be overstated.”

    Lori Ulrich, defending Williams, said the FBI’s tipster was an abusive ex-boyfriend of Williams whose accusations “are overstated.”