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Adam Kokesh Pleads Guilty To Set of Charges, Released Ahead of Trial

21st Century Wire says…

Back in July, the home of Adam Kokesh was violently ransacked by police using flash bang grenades, and masked swat police outfitted in paramilitary style gear, who entered his home without a warrant. After hours of searching and apparently seizing some of his belongings, Adam was arrested and taken to a detention facility in Fairfax, denied bond, before being transferred to a DC jail – where he’s been held mostly in solitary confinement for the last four months.

This week, he’s finally been released ahead of his trial on Nov. 18th, followed by sentencing hearing scheduled for Jan. 17th, 2014.

This was all down to a controversial YouTube video posted by Iraq War Marine veteran Kokesh on July 4th, 2013. Watch:

Virginia gun rights advocate Adam Kokesh pleads guilty to gun charges, released from jail

Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post

Adam Kokesh, the Fairfax-based gun rights advocate, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a variety of charges associated with an Independence Day incident in which he videotaped himself loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza, just blocks from the White House.

Kokesh, 31, was ordered released from D.C. jail, where he has been for nearly four months , pending a January sentencing hearing.

Kokesh’s impromptu plea came during an unscheduled hearing, just two weeks after Kokesh pleaded not guilty Oct. 24 to the charges and told Judge Patricia A. Broderick that he was exercising his constitutional rights. Kokesh, who had grown a long, thick beard while in custody, also announced that he was replacing his attorney, who had been involved in the case since Kokesh’s arrest.

A trial was set for Nov. 18, and Kokesh’s supporters had been advocating for jury nullification in his case.

But on Wednesday, standing next to his new attorney, Kokesh pleaded guilty to carrying a rifle or shotgun, possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. In a separate case, Kokesh pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana in the District.

Kokesh is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 17. Broderick ordered Kokesh to stay out of the District and said he must report in with supervising authorities weekly. The judge also ordered that Kokesh not possess any firearms. Kokesh faces a maximum of more than six years in prison on the combined charges.

Continue the article at Washington Post

READ MORE ON ADAM KOKESH AT: 21st Century Wire Kokesh File



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