San Antonio loan officer Matthew Mazzocco pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge related to the US Capitol insurrection.
A dozen Capitol rioters have already pleaded guilty, out of more than 510 defendants. And prosecutors are filing new cases at a steady clip — including in the past week against members of right-wing groups, QAnon supporters and people who allegedly smashed media equipment.
At least 13 Capitol rioters have pleaded guilty so far, according to CNN’s latest tally.
These guilty pleas have largely fallen into two categories. The first group includes rioters like Mazzocco who aren’t accused of violence and might avoid jailtime by pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor. The other category includes defendants with ties to extremist groups who are pleading guilty to felony charges, could face years in prison, and are now helping prosecutors.