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Pensacola man gets jail time for role in capitol breach


WASHINGTON, DC (WALA) – Jesus Rivera of Pensacola was sentenced Thursday to eight months in federal prison for his role in breaching the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, according to the US Department of Justice.

In addition to the prison sentence, the judge ruled that Rivera must serve a year of supervised release and pay restitution of $500.

Rivera, who was arrested on January 20, 2021, was found guilty after a bench trial on June 17, 2022, of entering and remaining in a building or property with restricted access; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a building or restricted area; disorderly conduct in a capitol building; and marching, demonstrating, or picketing a Capitol building.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Jacksonville Field Office – Pensacola Resident Agency, with assistance from the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the US Capitol Police. United States.

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