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Defense: Accused Rochester Man Involved in Capitol Riot Willing to Accept Plea Deal

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The Rochester man charged with allegedly taking part in the riot at the Capitol Building on January 6th is open to a plea deal, according to his defense.

Dominic Pezzola pleaded not guilty to nearly a dozen charges including assault and conspiracy. He’s accused of stealing a riot shield from capitol police and smashing a window at the capitol building.

In a motion filed by his defense, Pezzola seeks to make amends and accept responsibility.

Pezzola faces up to twenty years in prison if convicted.

He’s due back in court next month.

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