Woman accused of stealing Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot blames her ex-boyfriend for ‘overstated’ accusations

PENNSYLVANIA — A lawyer for the Harrisburg woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Capitol riot told a judge Thursday her client was not fleeing from authorities when she left her home, changed her phone number, and shut down her social media accounts after being identified by the FBI. Instead, Riley Williams, 22, was seeking to escape what her attorney, federal public defender Lori J. Ulrich, described as an abusive relationship with the ex-boyfriend whose tip had focused investigators’ attention in her direction. Calling her client a victim of stalking and ha…

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