December 3, 2022

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

January 6 Defendant Says He Attended Events as Security Detailee

A January 6 defendant facing sentencing this week told the federal court in Washington on Friday that he attended the events as a security guard for a female doctor.
John  Strand attended Jan. 6, 2021, events in Washington with Dr. Simone Gold. They were charged (pdf) with multiple crimes. While Gold pleaded guilty to one of the crimes to dismiss the other four, Strand did not accept the offer. He now risks 24 years in jail.
Gold was scheduled to give a speech on Jan. 5, 2021, but it was canceled. Strand testified in court on Sept. 25 that he had security guard training and followed Gold during the rally. Strand said his job was to protect her and not storm the Capitol….
Source: The Epoch Times