Alleged theft of Nancy Pelosi’s laptop results in charges for Pennsylvania woman


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Officials say Riley Williams faces several other felony counts and misdemeanors, including a new case for resisting or assaulting police.

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A Pennsylvania woman was charged Thursday with stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the January 6 Capitol riots, the report said.

According to Pittsburgh’s KDKA-TV, 22-year-old Riley Williams was also accused of selling or getting rid of a Hewlett-Packard computer that has yet to be found.


Williams was arrested in January after investigators allegedly viewed a cellphone video recorded by him that purportedly showed him taking a laptop from Pelosi’s office during the riots, but the Justice Department formally Rooply waited eight months to accuse him.

United Press International reported that the suspect was left at home with an ankle monitor.

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Witnesses have told investigators that Williams intended to sell the laptop, possibly to another government. The suspect denied the allegations, which investigators say they have not confirmed.

“[Witness 1] said Williams intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to Russia’s foreign intelligence service SVR,” said one investigator. politician. “According to [Witness 1], the computer equipment was transferred to Russia for unknown reasons and Williams still has the computer equipment or has destroyed it.”

UPI reports that Williams faces several other felony and misdemeanor counts, including a new case for resisting or assaulting police.

Williams is one of more than 50 people in Pennsylvania and hundreds of suspects across the country who have been arrested in connection with the riots. KDKA informed of.

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