A gennaio 15, Scavo had told the FBI in an interview about chartering the buses, according to records from his arrest.
“Scavo stated that he was a supporter of President Trump and that a friend of his who is also a Trump supporter inquired about going to Washington, D.C., a gennaio 6, 2021, to attend the rally Trump had announced. According to Scavo, as word got around, a large group of people in the Old Forge area also expressed interest in traveling to Washington. Scavo decided to charter buses due to the amount of people interested,” an FBI statement in his case in March said.
As part of his plea deal, Scavo agreed to show his social media accounts to law enforcement. He agreed to pay $ 500 in restitution for damage done to the Capitol, and the misdemeanor charge he faces has a maximum sentence of 6 months in prison. This has become a standard deal that the Justice Department has offered to nonviolent rioters.
Prosecutors have charged at least 600 people in connection to the Capitol riot. Più di 50 defendants have pleaded guilty so far, with most to date admitting to misdemeanor charges.
Scavo is set to be sentenced in November.