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BREAKING: Ray Epps charged in connection with Jan 6th


According to court papers filed on Tuesday, Ray Epps, who had been at the center of a conspiracy theory surrounding the January 6, 2021, riot, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense in connection with the incident.


According to NBC, Epps has been charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly or disruptive conduct on restricted grounds. This charge comes after he gained notoriety for urging individuals to enter the Capitol during the lead-up to the January 6 riot. Moreover, Epps later claimed through text messages that he played a role in orchestrating the event. It is reported that he intends to enter a plea deal.


Interestingly, the former Marine has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was made a scapegoat for the riot by Fox News Channel. Prior to this development, there was a widely circulated conspiracy theory suggesting that Epps, who had not been charged in connection with the riot, was actually a government operative who instigated the unrest and held MAGA supporters responsible.


In the recent past, allegations of Epps lying about his whereabouts at the Capitol on that crucial day surfaced. Despite the absence of official charges until September 19th, when compared to other defendants of the January 6th event who received substantial prison sentences, many speculated whether Epps had struck a deal with the federal government, raising questions about his potential association as an agent.


As per the criminal information, it is stated that Epps knowingly and intentionally engaged in disorderly and disruptive conduct within the vicinity of a restricted building and grounds, impeding and disrupting the orderly conduct of government business and official functions. Furthermore, he was charged with attempting and conspiring to do so. These actions occurred in areas restricted within the United States Capitol and its grounds, where the Vice President was temporarily present.


During an interview with the January 6th committee last year, Epps stated that he traveled to Washington, DC to express his support for former President Trump. He adamantly claims that his life has been severely impacted by conspiracy theories, emphasizing that he had never intended to violate the law.

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