Once unwavering in his arrogant claims of innocence, Old Forge Insurrectionist Frank Scavo quietly pleaded guilty today to a charge related to his participation in the Jan. 6 domestic terror attack on the Capitol.
Frank pleaded guilty to “parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol,” which he filmed himself doing to the delight of federal prosecutors. Three other charges were dropped in exchange for Frank finally fessing up. In April, he pleaded not guilty in a courtroom of the William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Scranton.
On Wednesday, Frank pleaded guilty via video feed from his attorney’s office a block down Spruce Street. Former state attorney general and convicted felon Ernie Preate Jr. argued that his client was “carried into the Capitol” by the mob. It appears his argument was effective, considering the charges that were dropped.
You can read all about it in Times-Tribune Staff Writer Borys Krawczeniuk’s story here. I’ll have more to say on Sunday.