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Mother and son charged with aiding theft of Nancy Pelosi's laptop during Jan. 6 riot

The mother-son duo face charges related to unlawful entering of the Speaker’s office, among other charges.

Updated: October 5, 2021 - 3:40pm

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A mother and son from New York were arrested Tuesday for allegedly aiding in the theft of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

According to the Justice Department, the FBI arrested 55-year-old Maryann Mooney-Rondon and her 23-year-old son, Rafael Rondon.

The mother-son pair face charges related to unlawfully entering the Speaker’s office. Rafael Rondon also faces charges related to the possession of an illegally owned sawed-off shotgun, which, according to The Hill, could result in a prison sentence of up to 10-years.

According to the indictment, both Mooney-Rondon and her son are not charged with the actual theft of the laptop, but aiding and abetting 22-year-old Riley June Williams in stealing the computer.

In a court filing, the FBI alleges that Williams attempted  “to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.”

Both Mooney-Rondon and her son were released on bail pending a federal court hearing.

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