Man who propped feet on Pelosi desk guilty in Jan. 6 case

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arkansas man who propped his feet up on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the U.S. Capitol riot was convicted on Monday of joining

a mob's attack on the building two years ago. A jury unanimously convicted Richard “Bigo” Barnett on all eight counts in his indictment including felony charges of civil

disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding. Barnett lounging at a desk in Pelosi's office made him one of the most memorable figures from the riot on Jan. 6, 2021,

the day when Congress convened a joint session to certify President Joe Biden's electoral victory. He's scheduled to be sentenced in May. Prosecutors sought to jail Barnett

while he awaits sentencing but the judge denied that request so Barnett will remain free on certain conditions. Barnett, 62, testified last Thursday that he was looking for

a bathroom inside the Capitol when he unwittingly entered Pelosi’s office and encountered two news photographers. He said one of the photographers told him to “act natural,” so he

leaned back in a chair and flung his legs onto the desk. “Did it dawn on you that what you were doing could cause some trouble?” defense attorney Joseph McBride asked

Barnett. “I was just in the moment,” Barnett replied. “I’m just kind of going with the flow at this point.” Prosecutors said Barnett had a stun gun tucked into his

pants when he stormed the Capitol and invaded Pelosi’s office. He took a piece of her mail and left behind a note that said, “Nancy, Bigo was here,” punctuating the message with a

sexist expletive.