Rioter Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Michael Fanone

Law & Crime reports:

One of the men accused of attacking Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has admitted to participating in the assault and stealing the officer’s badge.

Thomas Sibick pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting Fanone, identified only as “Officer M.F.” in charging documents, and stealing his badge. The nine-page statement of offense, however, identifies Fanone explicitly.

Sibick faces up to eight years in prison on the assault charge. Because Fanone’s badge has a value of more than $1,000, Sibick also faces a statutory maximum of five years on the theft charge.

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