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Maine Man arrested for Federal Crimes After Joining the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot 

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Maine Man arrested for Federal crimes on U.S Capitol. (Photo: Fox News)

Matthew Brackley was seized by the authorities on federal crimes on Friday which account for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Maine Man arrested for Federal crimes on U.S Capitol. (Photo: The Lincoln Bounty News)

Matthew Brackley Federal Crimes  

Matthew Brackley, 39, was a former Republican legislative candidate but could not defeat his opponent: Democratic Sen. Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic.   

It was reported that the Waldoboro, Maine Man who lives with his wife and three children, traveled from his hometown to Washington to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally of former President Donald Trump and committed his federal crimes afterward.  

According to a YahooNews report, Brackley and other protesters pushed through the police’s restricted line and dashed to the stairs to enter the U.S. Capitol.   

The report also stated that Brackley entered the building at 2:33 p.m. where he and the other protesters were repeatedly halted by police and ordered to retreat but he refused.   

Brackley’s federal crimes escalated when he prompted other protesters to advance before the officers sent them away using chemical spray. It was at 3:05 PM when Brackley exited the Capitol. 

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Federal crimes court’s verdict  

The Jan. 6 attack resulted in more than 1,000 transgressors being charged with federal offenses. More than 570 riot offenders were sentenced with more than half of them to serve prison periods of three days to 18 years. Meanwhile, over 600 entered guilty pleas, and 100 of them have been found guilty after trials by juries or judges, Fox News disclosed.  

Brackley is among those who will receive counts of federal crimes charges including assault and civil disorder among others. The Department of Justice said that Brackley initially showed up in the U.S. District Court in Portland, however, they were not sure if Brackley had a lawyer to represent him, as there was still no response to a request for comment via email. 

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