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In Capitol Case Frank Scavo, Charged With F-Bombs Protesting Rain Tax, Pleads Guilty

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FEDERAL COURT, Sept 8 -- Months after the DC Circuit's decisions in US v. Munchel and more recently Tanios, on September 7 DDC Judge Royce C. Lamberth had before him Capitol breach defendant Frank Scavo - to change his plea to guilty after being charged with, among other things, "loud, threatening or abusive language."

 Inner City Press live tweeted it here - and its podcast here:

now Jan 6 case of US v. Frank Scavo. He is charged with, among other things, dropping the F-bomb in the Capitol. Repeatedly. Also, wearing a "Stop the Rain Tax" COVID-mask. He's here to plead guilty.

 Judge Royce Lamberth: You will be charged with perjury if you do not answer my questions truthfully. Have you had enough time with your attorney?

Scavo: Yes.

Judge Lamberth: If I accept your plea, you will waive your right not to incriminate yourself.

 From "statement of facts" - "SCAVO turned the cellphone camera on himself and stated, “This is top-secret shit. Stormed the fucking Capitol of the fucking United States at 58 years old. What the fuck is wrong with America?” Scavo is pleading to Court 4: picketing

More from DOJ's "Statement of Facts" - Scavo "is not in the camera’s view during the video, but can be heard saying, “Your own personal tour of the freaking Capitol. We fucking took it back. Took it back.” Statement charges "loud, threatening or abusive language."

 Judge Lamberth: I have been given a "Statement of Offense." Are you in fact guilty?

Scavo: Yes, Your Honor. Judge Lamberth: I appreciate that. I accept your guilty plea. Sentencing will be November 22 at 10 am.

Judge Lamberth: So for sentencing I'll see you all back here on November 22 and we'll celebrate the birthday of one of us. Adjourned.

On Kenneth Harrelson on August 5, Inner City Press filed a letter and motion with Judge Mehta, on its DocumentCloud here.

On August 16, this: "Judge Mehta is in receipt of your email requesting access to the videos filed in United States v. Harrelson, No. 21-cr-28-10.  Under Standing Order No. 21-28, in order for the court to grant Inner City Press access to the videos filed in Mr. Harrelson’s case, you will need to file an application for access pursuant to D.D.C. Local Criminal Rule 57.6."

That rule provides: "Any news organization or other interested person, other than a party or a subpoenaed witness, who seeks relief relating to any aspect of proceedings in a criminal case... shall file an application for such relief with the Court. The application shall include a statement of the applicant's interest in the matter as to which relief is sought, a statement of facts, and a specific prayer for relief."

So, citing the Rule, Inner City Press filed another letter, one page, docketed here

Podcast here.  And Podcast II of August 19 here.

Now on August 19, it's been granted (shouldn't have been necessary): "MINUTE ORDER as to KENNETH HARRELSON (10) granting Inner City Press's 343 Application for Access to Video Exhibits. The United States shall make available to Inner City Press the video exhibits entered into evidence during the detention hearing of KENNETH HARRELSON (10), consistent with the procedures set forth in Standing Order 21-28. Inner City Press is granted permission to record, copy, download, retransmit, and otherwise further publish these video exhibits. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 8/19/2021."

So now, immediately, put on Inner City Press' YouTube, video here

Similarly, Inner City Press asked DOJ and then Judge Timothy Kelly for access to the videos that DOJ had shown to the court in the case: judicial documents that, under case law, must be made available to the public. But it was denied access, on the theory that Judge Kelly's order earlier in the month limited access to these judicial documents to a particular sub-set of the public.

 Inner City Press on July 27 wrote to Judge Kelly, including in the form of a motion, now on DocumentCloud, here. By noon the next day, July 28, nothing - no responses, no response. We'll have more on this. For now, podcast here; music video here.

Inner City Press live tweeted Riley June Williams on January 25, here. 

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