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Inside Edition 13 Jan 2021

Lawyer Admits Client Was Holding Speaker Lectern at Capitol


A man accused of participating in the siege on the U.S. Capitol faces charges and his lawyer's words are raising eyebrows. Adam Johnson, 36, of Florida is suspected to be the man seen in photos carrying the podium with the symbol of the Speaker of the House. One of his lawyers, Dan Eckhart, seemed to admit to reporters that the photo poses a problem for their defense. Inside Edition Digital's Mara Montalbano has more.

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A Florida man accused of making off with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern during the chaos of an insurrection at the Capitol was arrested Friday night on a federal warrant. (Jan. 11)

A federal magistrate judge in Tampa agreed to the release Monday at a brief hearing for Adam Johnson, 36, from the nearby community of Parrish.

Johnson was arrested last weekend on charges of government property theft, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and entering a restricted building without lawful authority, according to an arrest warrant.

Johnson has not yet entered a plea to the charges, which were filed in Washington.
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