A federal judge Wednesday sentenced another Chicago suburban resident to 18 months probation and 100 for walking into a senator’s office during the Jan. 6, 2021 riots. Declared time community service.
Dawn Frankowski, 54, was arrested in Naperville in September 2021 and charged with Posen’s David Wiersma, who was sentenced to 18 months of probation on Tuesday. Both pleaded guilty to misdemeanor parades, demonstrations, or pickets at the Capitol in late August.
The pair spent only 11 minutes in the Capitol during the riot, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But meanwhile, they entered the privately-owned retreat office of US Senator Jeff Markley, D-Oregon, and the Senate Spouse’s Lounge.
Francowski was caught in the moment by a judge Wednesday before he was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman-Jackson, saying, “I’m an adult. I take full responsibility for it.”
“I’m really sorry if I stressed anyone out there,” Frankowski said. “That wasn’t my intention.”
On January 9, 2021, Wiersma said that then-President Donald Trump had no plans to concede that he had lost the 2020 election, “rather, that a smooth transition of power to his new cabinet, staff, and staff would take place. It is believed that the message was circulated on Facebook. Vice President, General Flynn. ”
Frankowski allegedly replied, “If Trump doesn’t get this done, we’re going to jail.”
On January 12, 2021, Frankowski also sent a message to Wiersma asking him to “delete my photos.” Wiersma allegedly replied that he was “wrong” about the photograph, saying, “If you remember correctly, we were never inside the Capitol. I was proud to be in
A judge on Tuesday said she took it to mean that Wiersma had hinted at a “false cover story.”
When interviewed by the FBI on May 28, 2021, Frankowski entered the Capitol during the riots and entered two rooms but did not touch anything, but saw people stealing things and documents. admitted, the FBI says. She also said that she used to follow Oath Keepers on her platform online, but she has since stopped.
A jury on Tuesday found two leaders of the Oath Keepers guilty of seditious conspiracy related to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
Finally, in another FBI interview on September 21, 2021, according to records, Frankowski reaffirmed her decision to enter the Capitol.
“Probably shouldn’t, but whatever,” she was quoted as saying.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2022/11/30/23486076/capitol-riot-dawn-frankowski-sentenced-david-wiersma Another Chicago suburban resident gets 18 months probation for position Jan. 6