Latest from Spencer S. Hsu

500 arrested in Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including first charged with assault on media member, Garland announces

Attorney general vows to ‘charge what the evidence supports to hold all January 6th perpetrators accountable.’
  • Jun 24, 2021

In sentencing regretful Capitol protester, federal judge rebukes Republicans

The judge gave defendant Anna Morgan-Lloyd credit for being “horrified” by what she saw.
  • Jun 23, 2021

Second alleged Oath Keepers member pleads guilty in Jan. 6 Capitol riot, will cooperate as prosecutors seek momentum

Graydon Young, charged in 16-defendant conspiracy, pleads guilty to one of six counts in cooperation deal.
  • Jun 23, 2021

Pentagon linguist sentenced to 23 years for exposing U.S. sources in Iraq to Hezbollah in rare terrorism espionage case

Mariam Thompson, 63, gave targeting information from U.S. Special Ops command in Iraq to a Lebanese man with Hezbollah ties.
  • Jun 23, 2021

Federal judge tosses most claims against Trump, Barr and U.S. officials in clearing of Lafayette Square

Judge Dabney L. Friedrich calls claims that Trump, Barr and Esper conspired to violate civil rights of Floyd protesters to make way for a photo op speculative. Judge allows claims against local D.C. and Arlington police to proceed.
  • Jun 21, 2021

In first, U.S. charges Jan. 6 defendant with bringing firearms to Capitol under controversial federal rioting law

Overall, four defendants in the Capitol breach investigation now face firearms counts, as U.S. prosecutors apply novel felony charges amid plea talks.
  • Jun 17, 2021

Justice Dept. drops John Bolton book lawsuit, won’t charge the ex-security aide who became Trump’s scathing critic

Bolton, who served as national security adviser, said the Trump White House wrongly claimed he spilled secrets in a failed attempt to halt his book’s revelations about an ‘erratic’ and ‘unfit’ president.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Va. couple first to plead guilty to misdemeanors only in Capitol riot, but will they get prison time?

Joshua and Jessica Bustle, a real estate agent and a vaccine critic, agreed to accept a federal conviction and pay $500 restitution, with a judge to set sentence.
  • Jun 14, 2021

Alleged supporters of right-wing Three Percenters group charged in new Jan. 6 Capitol riot conspiracy

California founders of the American Phoenix Project rallied Trump supporters Jan. 5 at the Supreme Court before raiding Congress the next day, prosecutors said.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Wife of ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán pleads guilty to aiding husband’s drug-trafficking empire

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, admitted conspiring to launder money and move heroin, cocaine and marijuana into the United States in a multibillion-dollar criminal enterprise.
  • Jun 10, 2021