Notorious Troll “Baked Alaska” Pleads Guilty To Rioting

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.

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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.