A Florida man is pleading guilty to a criminal charge in connection with the January 6th 2021 riot at the U-S Capitol.
Paul Hodgkins has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
But 4 other felony charges have been dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.
Hodgkins also has to pay a two-thousand-dollar fine. Sentencing is scheduled for July 2021.
Hodgkins is the second person to plead guilty for their role in the riot.
FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent rioters storm the Capitol, in Washington. The horror of Jan. 6 has been reduced from a stunning assault on American democracy to another political fight. Rather than unite behind a bipartisan investigation like the one that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Republicans are betting they can regain at least partial control of Congress if they put the issue behind them as quickly as possible without antagonizing former President Donald Trump or his supporters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) June 2nd 2021