The US Attorney's office in Washington, DC has upgraded the charges against alleged putschist Sue Ianni of Natick from misdemeanor to felony charges, which could mean a harsher sentence if she's convicted and might permanently bar her from ever owning a gun.
In a felony "information" filed earlier this month, Ianni is now charged with three counts related to what she allegedly did after she and some of her fellow Massachusetts Trump supporters arrived in DC in early January: Entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building. It's the disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds that elevates the charges to a felony, with a maximum sentence of a year in prison.
On or about January 6, 2021, in the District of Columbia, SUZANNE IANNI, did knowingly, and with intent to impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions, engage in disorderly and disruptive conduct in and within such proximity to, a restricted building and grounds, that is, any posted, cordoned-off, and otherwise restricted area within the United States Capitol and its grounds, where the Vice President and Vice President-elect were temporarily visiting, when and so that such conduct did in fact impede and disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business and official functions.
When she was arrested in January, Ianni and fellow white-supremacist Mark Sahady were charged with misdemeanor counts of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted buildings or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Sahady had his charges changed to the felony counts Ianni now faces in February.