Ray Epps, Falsely Accused of Being an FBI Informant, Charged for His Role in Jan. 6 Riot

Ray Epps. Screenshot: Police body camera footage.

By Steve Neavling

Ray Epps, a former Marine who has been falsely accused by Republicans and Fox News of being an FBI informant, was charged for his alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Epps became the subject of a rampant, baseless conspiracy theory that he was a federal informant who helped instigate the insurrection. 

Epps was charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly or disruptive conduct on restricted grounds. 

Epps filed a lawsuit against Fox News last year, claiming the right-wing station made him a scapegoat for the Capitol riot. 

“Fox refused to retract, correct, or apologize for its demonstrably false and defamatory accusations against Epps, well after Fox knew definitively that they were false, providing yet additional circumstantial evidence of actual malice,” the lawsuit states. 

Epps is a one-time supporter of former President Trump and a former Oath Keeper member. 

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