A Pennsylvania woman who has been under investigation for allegedly stealing a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the US Capitol riot has surrendered to authorities on Monday night.
Riley June Williams, of Harrisburg, has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the Department of Justice.
Williams was reported to the FBI by a former romantic partner, who said she could be identified in some videos shot inside the US Capitol building on January 6 and that they were shown footage by her friends of her taking a device from Pelosi’s office.
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The individual also reportedly asserted that Williams intended to ship the computer (or hard drive) she stole to a person based in Russia who would sell it to the country’s foreign intelligence agency. The FBI is investigating the allegation.
Williams’ father told law enforcement that he went to Washington, DC together with his daughter by car to take part in the pro-Trump protest. However, he added, he was not with Williams throughout the day and she came together with her friends during the riot. The pair then met each other outside the Capitol and traveled back to Harrisburg together.
According to the FBI, Williams has not been charged with theft.