Cheektowaga man accused of unlawfully entering Capitol on Jan. 6 back in court

Updated: January 19, 2021 11:14 PM
Created: January 19, 2021 09:24 PM

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Cheektowaga man charged for his alleged actions during the riot at the U.S. Capitol was back in court Tuesday, virtually. 

Pete Harding had his federal hearing over video chat on two misdemeanor charges: Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Federal authorities claim he was inside the Capitol after a group of demonstrators barged through the doors and engaged in a violent rampage.

Tuesday's hearing was to set the conditions of his release. Harding will have electronic monitoring and can't travel outside the state without telling the court.

If convicted, he faces up to a year behind bars. 

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