The Washington Post reports:
A far-right internet personality pleaded guilty Friday to joining the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, where he streamed live video that incriminated him and other rioters, according to a court filing.
Anthime Gionet, known as “Baked Alaska” to his social media followers, faces a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside a Capitol building. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan is scheduled to sentence Gionet on Jan. 12, 2023.
The judge had scheduled a March 2023 trial for Gionet after he balked at pleading guilty during an earlier hearing. Sullivan refused to accept a guilty plea by Anthime Gionet in May after he professed his innocence at the start of what was scheduled to be a plea agreement hearing.
Read the full article.
Gionet appeared on JMG last June when he live-streamed himself ridiculing victims at Orlando’s Pulse memorial.
He also appeared here last March when he petitioned federal prosecutors to remove his ankle monitor because “I’m a Christian.”
As I’ve previously reported, Gionet is among the most notorious of the accused rioters.
He first gained social media fame for a widely-copied stunt in which he “forced” Starbucks employees to call out Trump’s name.
Gionet makes his living by live-streaming himself harassing and pepper-spraying passersby, during which his audience eggs him on and tips him in the live-stream’s chat function.
Neo-Nazi former and Buzzfeed journalist Anthime “Tim” Gionet known as Baked Alaska just pled guilty to joining the Capitol insurrection.
— Grant Stern is boosted! (@grantstern) July 22, 2022
At the start of the virtual plea hearing, defense attorney Zachary Thornley told the judge that a protester was outside Gionet’s Florida home and was recording the proceedings over the telephone.
“Protesting what?” the judge asked.
“I guess him as a person,” Thornley replied.
— Michael Kunzelman (@Kunzelman75) July 22, 2022
DOJ gains access to social media accounts of notorious troll ‘Baked Alaska’ after J6 guilty plea: report – Raw Story https://t.co/pgAXGxBN3p
— Progressive Push (@progressivepush) July 22, 2022
Anthime Gionet, who grew up in Anchorage and is known as “Baked Alaska,” faces a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside a Capitol building. https://t.co/CuYT70kBmU
— Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) July 22, 2022