The FBI has arrested a woman who allegedly stole a laptop belonging to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during the Jan. 6 violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol and tried to sell it to Russians, authorities said Monday night.
Riley June Williams, a fervent Trump supporter and QAnon follower, was arrested in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, according to Justice.gov. She is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
According to NBC News, the FBI said in a court filing on Sunday that a witness identifying himself as a former romantic partner told the bureau that Williams “intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.”
The witness also showed the FBI video of Williams apparently stealing the laptop.
The transfer fell through for unknown reasons, and Williams either still has the computer or destroyed it, the news outlet said.
Williams’ arrest is one of over 100 made in connection with the riot that led to five deaths, including that of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.