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North Adams man gets three years probation for his role in attempted U.S. government coup

Apr 05, 2022 1:45 pm

Greta Jochem reports in The Berkshire Eagle Brian McCreary from North Adams in western Massachusetts, was sentenced last week to three years probation April 1 for his role in the attempted coup of the U.S. government last year. In D.C. District Court McCreary received three years probation and 42 days of intermittent confinement and two months of home confinement. McCreary admitted to the misdemeanor offense of entering or remaining in a restricted building but charges of disorderly conduct and "obstruction of an official proceeding," were dropped. He may have gotten the light sentence partially because he contacted the FBI on Jan. 7, 2021, the day after the attempted coup, and gave them video footage he took at the riot. “I went to D.C. to support the idea behind having audits. In no way to support an ‘insurrection,’ or that Trump was the ‘rightful’ winner of the election. Just audits,” McCreary told newspaper last year. Read more about this story in The Berkshire Eagle.