Bloomington man Anthony Vo Convicted in January 6th Case, and Called Dangerous by Judge

Written from court documents:

WASHINGTON — April 12, 2024

Antony Vo, a 31-year-old Bloomington, Indiana man convicted this week of participating in the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol, faces a recommended sentence of 11 months in prison along with other penalties, according to a sentencing memorandum filed by the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Vo was found guilty at trial of multiple charges, including entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct, and other related offenses. The government’s sentencing memorandum highlights Vo’s active participation in the violent events that unfolded on that day, which included breaching Capitol security measures and contributing to the disruption of Congress’s certification of the 2020 Electoral College vote count.

The memorandum describes Vo’s actions during the riot, including his journey from a rally held by former President Trump to the Capitol grounds, where he joined a mob that breached security barriers and entered the restricted area around the Capitol building. Vo’s involvement extended to entering the Capitol itself, where he remained for approximately 20 minutes, taking photographs and interacting with other rioters.

Additionally, Vo’s post-riot behavior, including boasting about his actions on social media and publicly disputing his guilt, was cited as evidence of his lack of remorse and respect for the rule of law.

The sentencing recommendation of 11 months of incarceration, along with supervised release, community service, and restitution, is based on Vo’s lack of acceptance of responsibility, his disregard for the law, and the seriousness of his offenses.

Vo’s case is one of many stemming from the events of January 6, 2021, which saw a violent mob storm the Capitol, resulting in injuries to law enforcement officers and millions of dollars in damages.

The sentencing memorandum was filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and Vo’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for a later date.

According to the Associated Press, the Judge in the case said Vo and his fellow rioters aren’t heroes or hostages, they are dangerous, and need to be kept behind bars:

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