Riverside man pleads responsible to coming into the Capitol on Jan. 6 after coworker acknowledges him in protection

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A Riverside man pleaded responsible Wednesday for collaborating within the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol after a coworker noticed him in information protection and turned him in.Andrew Alan Hernandez, 45, pleaded responsible to aiding and abetting within the obstruction of an official continuing. He was arrested on Feb. 25.

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Based on a press release of details from the FBI, a supervisor who works at Hernandez’s former employer that he acquired a criticism that Hernandez had participated within the Capitol riots. The coworker had acknowledged Hernandez as a result of he was carrying a shirt and hat with the corporate’s brand in an image that was on the duvet of the New York Instances Journal.With that identification, investigators have been capable of finding Hernandez in a number of photographs taken of the Capitol riot. Hernandez attended the rally on the Ellipse that in the end marched to the Capitol. He wore a backpack and a U.S. flag on a pole with a digital camera hooked up as he joined a mob that pushed down the barricades and flooded the Capitol, finally ending up within the Senate Gallery the place he took a number of selfies of himself, federal prosecutors stated.Hernandez was contained in the Capitol for lower than half an hour, in keeping with the Division of Justice. The supervisor informed the FBI that Hernandez was subsequently terminated for misrepresenting the corporate in unlawful actions.

When he’s sentenced on Jan. 27, 2023, Hernandez faces a statutory most sentence of 20 years in jail and potential monetary penalties.

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