Riley Williams was arrested on Jan 18, 2021 and charged with two misdemeanors of “Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority” and “Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds”. The next day they added two more offenses “Theft of Government Property” and “Obstruction of an Official Proceeding /18 usc 1512(c)(2)”. The later being the highly challenged white collar crime charge given to many Jan 6 participants. It seems she was present in Nancy Pelosi’s office when a laptop was removed, and at one point it was reported that she was the one who took it.
On January 21 she was released on home confinement. An indictment was issued on 10-6-21, nearly 9 months later. With the indictment there came four new charges of “Civil Disorder, Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers, Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds, and Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building”.
Riley chose a Trial by Jury, which was presided over by Judge Amy Berman Jackson. The Jury was hung on the “Theft of Property” and the “Obstruction of an Official Proceedings”, but found her guilty on all other counts. On April 11, 2023 Judge Jackson sentenced her to 36 months in prison followed by 36 months of supervised release.
Ms. Williams is currently serving her sentence at FCI Hazelton Federal Correctional Institution, in Bruceton Mills, WV.