Simone Melissa Gold pleads guilty to the January 6 case

Simone Melissa Gold at the Capitol on January 6th

via FBI court records

A prominent anti-vaccination activist and founder of the group America’s Frontline Doctors pleaded guilty Thursday to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol and will cooperate with the government investigation.

physician Simone Melissa Gold and her spokesman and co-defendant John Beach became in the Capitol building for about 30 minutes on January 6th. They entered around 2:30 p.m. as the rioting crowd donald trump Supporters overran the police and stormed the building to prevent Congress from certifying it Joe BidenVictory in the 2020 presidential election.

In Statuary Hall, Gold delivered a speech against vaccination mandates and government-imposed lockdowns, according to prosecutors. Video of Gold’s speech shows police trying to get her and others to leave.

In conversation with the Washington post Office, Gold said that her experience at the Capitol building was “very emphatically” not one of rioting and that it was “incredibly peaceful.” However, she told him post Office that she was concerned that her participation in the siege might distract from her activist work with America’s Frontline Doctors and that she regretted being there.

On Thursday morning, Gold pleaded guilty to once entering and remaining in a restricted building or premises, a misdemeanor.

The charges carry a possible sentence of up to a year in prison.

At the hearing before the US District Judge Christopher Cooper, Gold confirmed that she will cooperate with the government investigation under the plea agreement. Specifically, the plea agreement requires Gold to provide information about her conduct, statements and posts on social media “on and about January 6” and to come for an interview with investigators before sentencing. She’s also paying $500 in damages.

America’s Frontline Doctors, registered in Arizona as the Free Speech Foundation, is a collection of medical professionals who rose to prominence a few months into the coronavirus pandemic for advancing unproven treatments for Covid-19 and embracing government action to stem the spread of the disease had resisted virus. In May 2020, Gold released a Open letter to Trump calling shutdowns “a mass casualty” and pushing hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus. According to government records, the mother foundation was formally established by June of this year.

In October, the group was targeted by an investigation by a house committee Investigating “online companies spreading coronavirus misinformation and selling unproven treatments”.

According to the committee, America’s Frontline Doctors and another group,, have allegedly received more than $6.7 million for “facilitating paid telemedicine consultations and off-label prescriptions for the alleged coronavirus treatments, they advertise online,” including drugs like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. Charities are required to file tax filings publicly, but none have been made public as of press time.

“The Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes of Health have issued warnings that these drugs are not effective in preventing or treating coronavirus and can cause serious illness,” the committee said.

In a Jan. 5 speech at Freedom Plaza in DC, Gold told a group of Trump supporters that the coronavirus vaccine is an “experimental biological agent with the misleading name vaccine.” post Office story told.

Gold told that post Office that she was coming to Washington to participate in a “Rally for Health Freedom” at the Capitol on Jan. 6. She and others were expected to speak around 1 p.m. after Trump addressed supporters at his Stop the Steal rally. However, she told the Post that someone in the crowd told her all the speeches were cancelled.

She said she then joined the crowd and followed other people into the building post Office reported.

Cooper, A Barack Obama Appointment to schedule Gold’s sentencing hearing for June 16th.

[Image via FBI court filing.]

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