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Macomb County man pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot at US Capitol

U.S. Capitol police officers make their way through pro-Trump extremists who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday.
U.S. Capitol police officers make their way through pro-Trump extremists who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, as an angry mob tried to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory following a rally by then-President Donald Trump.

Federal prosecutors say Daniel Herendeen of Chesterfield Township, in Macomb County, entered the building “wearing body armor, a black military style backpack, black goggles, and an American flag mask,” The Detroit News reported.

Herendeen pleaded guilty to entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds during a hearing Friday in Washington. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Police were beaten and bloodied, five people died and there was about $1.5 million in damage done to the U.S. Capitol during the insurrection. More than 700 people have been charged.

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