According to a D.C. court filing, Ray Epps has been charged with a single count of disorderly conduct for his role in the Jan. 6 protests and the Capitol Riot.

The misdemeanor, “Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds,” is in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 1752(a)(2). According to the D.C.-based criminal law firm Rollins and Chan, the typical punishment for this charge is either a fine or not more than one year in prison. If Epps was going to be given a ten-year prison sentence for carrying a weapon while engaging in disorderly conduct in a federal building, he would have been charged with 1752(a)(1), according to Rollins and Chan.

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During the aftermath of the Capitol Riot, Ray Epps became the subject of conspiracy theories when footage emerged of him telling people to break and enter into the Capitol Building, not only the day of Jan. 6 but the night before as well. As he advocated for entering the building, men chanted “Fed!” at him and shouted him down. But he kept at it and hammered on the message all morning the next day. Additionally, it was learned he was one of the first in the protest crowd to breach the barriers. People speculated that Epps was a plant, told to push the protestors into committing crimes so they could be arrested in a tactic known as a “honeypot.”

Tucker Carlson covered this theory on his Fox show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Epps retaliated by suing Fox News for defamation, insisting that he was a genuine Trump supporter and that he was not working for the CIA or any other government agency. CBS News’s “60 Minutes” gave a long interview to Epps, painting him as a sympathetic figure unfairly maligned by conservative media.

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced to 22 years in prison on charges of seditious conspiracy. Leader of the Proud Boys Washington chapter Ethan Nordean received 18 years, Florida chapter leader Joseph Biggs received 17 years, and Philadelphia chapter leader Zachary Rehl received 15 years, all on the same charge. Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Infowars host Owen Shroyer was sentenced to 60 days in prison even though he did not enter the Capitol Building.

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