SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A Watertown man who admitted to taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week has pleaded guilty to additional gun charges, federal prosecutors said.
Rafael London, 25, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to a news release from the US District Attorney for the Upstate District of New York.
London last week pleaded guilty to obstructing official proceedings after facing seven charges of storming the Houses of Parliament on 6 January 2021.
Authorities found a 12-inch shotgun barrel during a search of his Watertown home, prosecutors said. London admitted that the severed shotgun was stored on a relative’s property in Lewis County, according to prosecutors, who took the officer to his relative’s house and I retrieved the gun from the outbuilding.
London could face up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervision after his release.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for obstructing official proceedings in which he pleaded guilty on 5 December. Usually his final sentence is much shorter than his 20 years.
London and his mother, Marian Mooney London, 56, are guilty of breaking the doors of the Houses of Parliament and breaking into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s suite in September 2021, according to Raphael London’s petition. was indicted on agreement.
Before escaping, Mr. and Mrs. London grabbed escape hoods with filtering devices for members of parliament and staff in case of an emergency. The hood was later found in Raphael London’s home.
Mooney-London has attempted to drop the obstruction of justice charge, and in late November filed court documents alleging that the charge was used extensively in her case.
A hearing to settle the dispute between Mooney London and prosecutors is scheduled for January 3.
London is due to be convicted on gun charges in Syracuse on April 21. On March 13, he will be found guilty of obstruction in Washington, DC, according to prosecutors.
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