38-year-old Paul Hodgkins of Tampa pleaded guilty on Wednesday to obstruction of an official proceeding for participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Hodgkins is the second defendant to plead guilty in the Justice Department’s sweeping criminal investigation of the Capitol insurrection, which has resulted in charges against more than 500 people thus far, according to Insider.
As part of the plea deal, the remaining misdemeanors Hodgkins was charged with will be dropped. Hodgkins faces a recommended sentence of 15 to 21 months in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 19.
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NEW: Capitol defendant Paul Hodgkins has pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding. Four other charges will be dropped as part of the plea deal. Second Jan. 6 guilty plea. https://t.co/3HBnECRA1I
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Hello from Judge Randolph Moss’ virtual courtroom, where Paul Hodgkins is set to become the 2nd Capitol insurrection defendant to plead guilty.
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