WASHINGTON — An anti-vaccination doctor who entered the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor count of knowingly entering and remaining in a restricted building on Thursday.
Simone Gold, a hydroxychloroquine advocate who was arrested in California last January, was facing a felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding, as well as several misdemeanor charges. Gold founded the group America’s Frontline Doctors, which was criticized for spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper accepted Gold’s plea during a remote hearing on Thursday. Under a plea deal with the government, she agreed to cooperate with additional investigations into Jan. 6. Her sentencing guidelines range is between 0-6 months of incarceration on the charge.
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