During the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, a number of items were pilfered from various offices inside the Capitol building, including a laptop belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
According to The Hill, a mother-son duo from New York was charged by authorities with the theft of the laptop, among other charges related to their involvement in the protests that occurred that day.
It was revealed this week that Maryann Mooney-Rondon, 55, and her son, Rafael Rondon, 23, who reside in Watertown, New York, were hit with a number of charges.
The two will remain free until the date of their court appearance, which wasn’t included in the latest update.
Those charges include “theft of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering/remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, entering/remaining in the gallery of Congress, entering/remaining in certain rooms of the Capitol Building and disorderly conduct in the Capitol Building,” according to a statement issued by a New York U.S. Attorney’s office.
In addition to the aforementioned charges, Rafael Rondon was also charged with “possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun at his residence” — a charge that carries a steep penalty if convicted, including massive fines and up to a decade behind bars.
Both Rondons appeared in a federal courtroom in Syracuse, New York on Friday.
As reported previously, authorities earlier this year raided a home in Alaska — the home of Marilyn Hueper, according to NBC News — under the belief that she was in possession of the laptop, which turned out to be false.
Mooney-Rondon described to prosecutors her involvement with Pelosi’s laptop on that day, recalling how she suggested a man who was attempting to yank it out of the desk to use gloves. “So I assisted him a little bit, and that was probably stupid of me,” she admitted.