LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — A Lakeland woman pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
After supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in an attempt to block vote authentication in the 2020 presidential election, Corinne Montoni, 33, was accused of obstructing police, entering restricted buildings, and entering Capitol grounds. was charged with disorderly conduct in
Montoni pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges in federal district court in Washington, D.C., as part of a plea bargain on Monday.
Information online led FBI agents to refer to Montoni’s social media pages, where they discovered she had made several incriminating posts that day. Investigators determined she entered the building through a broken door near the entrance to the Senate building on the west side of the building, according to court documents.
“We are in the Capitol because this is our home,” Montoni said in a video posted on Instagram. “We paid for this and they want to steal it from us. Let’s go!”
Prosecutors said Montoni was part of the crowd that pushed back Capitol police officers as they tried to push further into the Capitol. In another video, she can be heard telling other mobs to “Push back!” push back! according to a Justice Department statement.
Montoni was accused of leaving the Capitol about 10 minutes later and re-entering the building. According to the Department of Justice, a post on her parlor account included the following statement: “Insurrection is coming. Hold the line. Be vigilant.” , a small view form with a broken window of the Traitor’s DC Police Department.”
In a Facebook post, Montoni said, “We are done with these traitors. Today we showed them our achievements. The Capitol belongs to us, our people.” This is our home… I know we broke some windows, but we are a peaceful protester taking over people’s property.”
Montoni returned to the Capitol with other Trump supporters on the day of his inauguration and vowed to “let the world know that we reject progressive liberalism.” She could face up to five years in prison for felony civil sedition, and she will find out about her own fate in her sentencing, scheduled for September 28.
https://www.wkrg.com/state-regional/florida/insurrection-is-coming-lakeland-woman-pleads-guilty-to-jan-6-capitol-riot-charge/ ‘Riot is coming’: Florida woman pleads guilty to Jan. 6 Capitol riot charges