Actor Jay Johnston of “Bob’s Burgers” and “Anchorman” admits guilt to a felony charge related to the Capitol Siege on January 6.

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By Ruvie S

Former Bob’s Burgers voice actor Jay Johnston today pleaded guilty to a federal crime related from his participation in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. He faces a felony charge of civil disorder.

The maximum punishment for Jay Johnston, 55, may be five years in jail; however, the guidelines for sentencing recommend a term of eight to fourteen months. The date of his sentence is set for October 7.


The judge is not constrained by the terms of Jay Johnston’s plea deal with the prosecution, even if the anticipated sentencing guidelines call for a prison sentence of eight to fourteen months.
As they exited the courtroom, Stanley Woodward, Jay Johnston’s attorney, instructed his client not to speak with the media.
Johnston, who was taken into custody in June of last year, is among the almost 1,400 individuals accused of federal offenses related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
According to an FBI agent’s affidavit, video evidence showed Jay Johnston pushing against police and assisting rioters who attacked cops defending an entry to the Capitol in a tunnel on the Lower West Terrace. According to the affidavit, on January 6, 2021, Johnston was carrying a stolen police shield over his head, which he gave to other rioters.
Previously, on June 25, Jay Johnston, a former voice actor for Bob’s Burgers, consented today to enter a guilty plea to federal charges relating to his involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The 55-year-old actor is accused of several offenses, including unruly or disruptive behavior in a restricted facility or grounds and civil disorder. Other credits include Better Call Saul and Mr. Show with Bob and David.

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Benched The actor Jay Johnston from Bob’s Burgers turned himself in to the FBI on Wednesday at their field office, one day after the Justice Department filed a warrant for him (see here). Later today, Johnston is scheduled to appear in federal court. (Update, 7:45 PM) This afternoon, Johnston appeared in U.S. District Court for the first time. He was released on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to take part in a video conference on June 13.

Other court documents state that Johnston has been charged with misdemeanors of accessing a restricted location and interfering with the conduct of official business, in addition to obstruction of law officers carrying out their duty, for her participation in a “group assault” (see here).

Not exactly ground-breaking news, but the individual who portrayed Jimmy Pesto in numerous Fox cartoon series episodes has been sought by the FBI since March 2021. Johnston, who previously appeared on Mr. Show with Bob and David, Better Call Saul, and The Sarah Silverman Program, was fired from Bob’s Burgers in December 2021 due to his involvement in the MAGA mob, which supported Donald Trump and stormed the Capitol on that day approximately two and a half years earlier.

About March 8, 2021, a lawyer phoned the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center (NTOC) and claimed to be on behalf of JAY JOHNSTON, the person shown in pictures 247-AFO that were circulated to the public.

Three of Jay Johnston’s associates, both current and past, who have been interviewed by the FBI, have all confirmed that JAY JOHNSTON is the person shown in the 247-AFO photos above. The FBI received a text message from one of these associates in which JAY Johnson acknowledged his presence at the Capitol on January 6 and said, “The news has presented it as an attack.” It wasn’t, in fact. I kind of thought it became that. It was disorganized. I found getting maced and tear gassed to be rather untastic.

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