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Far-right personality charged with damaging Hanukkah display

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 10:03 PM AKST
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PHOENIX (AP) - Far-right social media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been charged with misdemeanors over allegedly damaging a Hanukkah display in December 2020 outside the Arizona Capitol.

Prosecutors declined to provide specifics on the charges, but one of the people who helped organize the display said a video shows Gionet tearing a sign off from the display. Gionet’s attorney didn’t return a call comment.

In unrelated cases, Gionet faces charges over allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and is awaiting sentencing for misdemeanor convictions arising from an encounter in which authorities say he shot pepper spray at a bar employee in Scottsdale.

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