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Rioter who wore 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt pleads guilty

Robert Packer
Posted at 12:19 PM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 17:58:55-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A Virginia man who wore a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt at the U.S. Capitol during last year’s riot has pleaded guilty to joining the mob of people who stormed the building.

Photographs of Robert Keith Packer wearing the sweatshirt with the anti-Semitic message went viral after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

Packer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 7.

FBI agents arrested Packer a week after the riot. He remains free pending his sentencing hearing.

RELATED: Former Virginia police officers charged in Capitol riot face April trial

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