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By adamg - 4/15/22 - 10:09 am

A Natick woman (who may have moved to Saugus) will continue to have to face charges for her participation in the failed 1/6 putsch after a federal judge in Washington, DC rejected her motion to dismiss her charges for "selective prosecution" because federal prosecutors didn't bring similar charges against people arrested at past "politically liberal" protests at the Capitol. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/22 - 9:01 pm

The Globe reports on the peregrinations of Joe Abasciano, who is, among other things, still under investigation for a possible 1/6 role. He's the second Trumpist on the West Roxbury Republican Ward Committee to move to greener pastures: Ex-Bircher Hal Shurtleff also decamped for New Hampshire.

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 2:45 pm
Gillespie with shield

Gillespie using a police shield to batter his way into Capitol, from FBI affidavit.

Update: Released on $10,000 bail, has until Wednesday to get all the guns out of his house. Next court hearing is Thursday.

An Athol man was charged today with using a shield to ram police officers as he screamed "traitor!" and "treason!" at them during the failed coup at the Capitol last Jan. 6, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 9:08 pm

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. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 9:53 am

A federal judge in Washington DC has ruled that Mark Sahady, facing charges there for his alleged participation in the failed Jan. 6 coup, is free to move about the state again - and that includes riding the Red Line as it passes under the grounds of the State House or even just going for a pleasant stroll among the geese he thinks flock on the Common. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 5:18 pm
Bacon in Senate chambers

Bacon in Senate chambers, from federal statement of facts.

A Boston-area man was charged today as a participant in the failed Capitol coup on Jan. 6. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 12:45 am

Alleged 1/6 failed-coup participant Mark Sahady has asked a judge in Washington to free him from limitations set by a judge in Massachusetts that prohibit him from going near the State House - which he frets might even prevent him from riding the Red Line, which runs in a tunnel under the State House grounds. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 12:22 pm

The Globe reports on the BPD investigation into whether Officer Joe Abasciano had anything to do with the failed Capital putsch on Jan. 6. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/21 - 11:16 pm

The MetroWest Daily News reports the town's elected Town Meeting voted 113-20 to condemn what turned into a failed but deadly putsch in Washington on Jan. 6. Member Sue Ianni cast one of the 20 no votes. She faces a May 28 hearing before a federal magistrate in Washington, DC for the way she mosied around inside the Capitol with a raised fist during the attempt to overturn the election results then.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 11:06 pm

Federal prosecutors in Washington today added a new charge against Capitol stroller Mark Sahady of Malden, which carries a potential prison sentence of a year and which would mean, if he's convicted, he could never legally own a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 11:14 am
Wanted man

The FBI has released photos of a guy they say was "involved in the assault of several members of the media and destruction of property at the media staging area at the Northeast Corner of the U.S. Capitol at approximately 5 p.m." on Jan. 6.

If he looks familiar, contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov. Reference photo 211 - AOM.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 9:36 pm

A Pittsfield lawyer who represented Capitol putsch stroller Mark Sahady of Malden in his initial appearances in federal court is now asking a judge to "disappear" him from the case. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 3:46 pm

A federal judge today released Mark Sahady of Malden on personal recognizance while he goes through court proceedings related to the failed putsch in Washington earlier this month - subject to several conditions, including that his mother, with whom he lives, has to give up her licensed gun pending the conclusion of his case. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 4:43 pm

A federal udge in Boston today ordered Mark Sahady of Malden ordered held without bail until at least Thursday, for his presence in the Capitol during the failed putsch on Jan. 6. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 11:04 am
Ianni and Sahady in the Capitol

Ianni and Sahady in the Capitol (lower right); photo via FBI.

Update: One Capitol traipser ordered held for at least two days, other released on own recognizance.

The FBI today scooped up two local right wingers on charges they participated in the failed coup attempt at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, thanks in part to local Twitter users who IDed them in a photo of stormin' Y'all-Qaedists in a Capitol hallway. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/21 - 1:39 pm
Blocked roads near the State House

Blocked road near the State House. Photo by Joseph A. Rinaldi.

Update: Roads re-opened, for now, around 3 p.m.

Boston Police announce that several streets in front of or near the State House are being shut, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration in Washington, because of potential threats from fascists. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 3:08 pm

The Boston City Council today went on record unanimously calling for the removal of the man who is on the precipice of becoming the first president to ever be impeached twice. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 10:16 am

The Globe interviews Massachusetts members of Congress and their aides on what they experienced in the failed fascist putsch, including Sarah Groh, Rep. Ayanna Pressley's chief of staff: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 12:17 am

Snopes, which Knows Things, reports Kevin Greeson of Alabama didn't even make it into the Capitol - he was outside when he simply keeled over and died of a heart attack. According to his wife:

Any claims that he “tasered his balls while stealing a painting” could not be “farther from the truth."

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