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‘A betrayal to the country I deeply love’: Woman sentenced in Jan. 6 case

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A Vietnamese immigrant who entered the U.S. Capitol building during the January 6th attack was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

Nhi Ngoc Mai Le of Illinois pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.

A Vietnamese immigrant from Chicago’s western suburbs was sentenced to 10 days in jail Monday for her actions at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which she said were spurred by online misinformation that stoked her deep fears of Communism.

Nhi Ngoc Mai Le, 27, of Montgomery, pleaded guilty last year in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. to disorderly conduct and illegally demonstrating at the Capitol, both misdemeanors. In addition to the jail sentence, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered Le to pay $1,500 in fines and restitution.

Le posted that America was “a free country is under attack by underground forces.”

“As much as you love the country, you hate the communists,” she continued.

Her family fled Vietnam to escape Communism. Le said online misinformation stoked her fears that the U.S. was becoming Communist under Biden, leading her to participate.

At the Capitol, video showed Le encouraging others to enter and recording herself inside for about 5 minutes before leaving.

According to her plea agreement, “While inside the building, Le entered the Senate office just left of the entrance of the building, walked around the office, and recorded a video.”

“Proud to be a Trump Supporter, remember today’s historic event January 6th,” wrote Le.

“It was a pleasure to meet so many very enthusiastic brothers from all over the United States,” she declared.

In a letter, Le said her actions were a “betrayal” and she now understands the 2020 election was not stolen after ceasing consumption of ambiguous news sources.

Le wrote, “The country remained peaceful and I am still a protected U.S. citizen.”

“Looking back, the fear that the U.S. would turn communist under Biden’s presidency in 2021 seems ludicrous and embarrassing,” she confessed.

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