Federico Klein, a former Trump official, offered a plea deal in the Capitol riot case.
Federico Klein, a former Trump nominee, was given a plea agreement in his Capitol riot case, but his lawyer isn’t interested in accepting it as it stands.
Klein is accused of attacking police officers during the Capitol disturbance on January 6. He faces eight counts in connection with the violence. According to court filings, on the day of the violence, he dressed in Trump garb and assaulted police officers in the Capitol’s tunnel, shoving a riot shield at cops attempting to block the mob from entering the building.
According to NBC Washington’s Scott MacFarlane, Klein, one of the hundreds of persons indicted in connection with the Capitol disturbance, was offered a plea agreement late Tuesday evening. The plea was not accepted, according to MacFarlane, and Klein’s counsel described it as “not reasonable.”
Klein’s attorney, Stanley Woodward, declined to comment when contacted by Washington Newsday.
This is a developing story, and more information will be added as it becomes available.