Fri. Nov 24th, 2023
Ray Epps, the target of the conspiracy theory, is accused of breaching the US Capitol grounds

Written by Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – James Ray Epps, the topic of relentless far-right conspiracy theories, faces a misdemeanor legal cost for his position within the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Epps, an Arizona man, faces one depend of disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted constructing or grounds, in line with a charging doc filed in federal court docket in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18.

The costs have been filed in a doc often called a “legal info,” a sort of court docket doc that usually signifies a plea deal is within the works.

NBC Information had beforehand reported the cost.

Reuters couldn’t instantly decide who represents Epps.

Trump supporters and former Fox Information host Tucker Carlson Epps, a Trump supporter and former Marine, has repeatedly accused him of being a secret authorities informant — an allegation he and the FBI have denied.

Earlier this 12 months, Epps sued Fox Information for defamation, saying Fox and Carlson unfold lies that “ruined” his life.

“Epps was not a federal agent. He was a loyal Fox viewer and Trump supporter,” the lawsuit says.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Enhancing by Timothy Gardner)

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