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A Pennsylvania woman charged with helping to steal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the US Capitol siege was released from jail, according to reports.
Riley June Williams, 22, was put in her mother’s custody Thursday by US Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson, who noted the “gravity of these offenses,” but noted that the Harrisburg woman has no criminal record, KYW-TV said.
Williams, who was arrested Monday, still faces theft, obstruction and trespassing charges and is due back in federal court Monday.
Images from the Jan. 6 riot show Williams inside Pelosi’s office with the laptop, and she later bragged about the theft, the FBI said.
Williams could be heard on video directing others in the office, telling one man who picked up the computer, “Dude, put on gloves.”
“I STOLE S–T FROM NANCY POLESI [sic],” she allegedly wrote in one message on Discord, according to the federal complaint.
“I DOMT [sic] CAREI TOOK NANCY POLESIS [sic] HARD DRIVES I DON’T CARE KILL ME,” said another message, the complaint said.
The FBI also investigated allegations that Williams sought to sell the laptop to Russia.
With Post wires
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