Two Long Beach men pleaded guilty Monday, November 7, to illegally entering and demonstrating at the US Capitol during the attempted January 6, 2021 riot.
The men, brothers Bryan Bustos and Alexis Bustos, were taken into custody last year after an online tip helped federal investigators identify the brothers from photos and videos of the pro-Donald Trump crowd, court documents said entered the Capitol.
On the day of the riot, the two entered the Capitol grounds near the entrance to the north barricade before entering the Capitol Rotunda through the Columbus Door on the east side of the building.
Alexis stayed in the Capitol for about 20 minutes and Bryan stayed in the building for about 10 minutes.
The pair were charged with entering a restricted building, behaving in a disorderly manner, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing at the Capitol. On Monday, the two agreed to a plea deal in which they admitted charges of parading, demonstrating or picketing the Capitol.
The brothers have not been charged with taking part in any violence, stealing, or conspiring with others.
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If convicted, the brothers each face up to six months in prison. Each has also agreed to pay $500 in compensation for the nearly $1.5 million in damage inflicted on the Capitol during the riot.
More than 880 people from across the country have so far been arrested on suspicion of taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol break-in.
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/11/07/two-long-beach-brothers-admit-to-illegally-parading-in-the-u-s-capitol-during-the-jan-6-2021-insurrection/ Two Long Beach brothers admit to illegally ‘parading’ in US Capitol during riot of January 6, 2021 – Orange County Register