New York mother, son arrested in theft of laptop at Capitol

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A New York mother and son have been charged with theft in aiding the disappearance of a laptop belonging to the staff of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The arrest came months after the FBI initially raided a home for the computer 4,500 miles away in Alaska. Maryann Mooney-Rondon and her son, Rafael Rondon, of Watertown, New York, appeared in federal court Friday and were released pending further proceedings. Both also face other charges related to the riot at the Capitol.

Rafael Rondon also faces possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun charge.

Marilyn Hueper of Homer, Alaska, bears a striking resemblance to Maryann Mooney-Rondon. Hueper was in Washington that day, but says she didn’t take part in the riot.

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