Thomas Fee in a selfie he sent his girlfriend’s brother during the Capitol riot (left), and in his driver’s-license photo (right). United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
A man who took photos of himself inside the Capitol rotunda pleaded guilty to one count on Tuesday.
Thomas Fee sent a selfie to his girlfriend’s brother — a federal agent — during the siege.
Fee faces up to six months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of parading.
A New York man who sent photos of himself inside the Capitol building on January 6 to his girlfriend’s brother — a federal agent — pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge connected to the attack.
Thomas Fee, a retired firefighter from Freeport, New York, was arrested nearly one year ago after he turned himself in to authorities two weeks after the insurrection.
On Tuesday, Fee, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building, as first reported by WUSA. The charge carries a sentence of up to six months in prison.
Following his 2021 arrest, Fee initially faced charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Federal prosecutors have offered several Capitol rioters the lesser parading charge in exchange for their guilty pleas.
Dennis Ring, an attorney for Fee, told Insider that his client chose to resolve the case by pleading guilty to the single misdemeanor count of illegally demonstrating inside the Capitol.
“He has taken responsibility for his conduct and will accept the sentence Judge Bates dispenses,” Ring said.
Prosecutors identified Fee early on in the aftermath of the riot after he texted a photo and video of himself inside the Capitol to …read more