Jacob Michael Fagundo Who Set Fire to Chicago Police Vehicle During Civil Unrest Pleads Guilty In Federal Court
CHICAGO (STL.News) A man admitted in federal court today that he threw a lit firework into a Chicago Police vehicle during a period of civil unrest in downtown Chicago last May.
JACOB MICHAEL FAGUNDO, 23, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with a law enforcement officer during the commission of a civil disorder. The charge is punishable by up to five years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman set sentencing for July 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
The guilty plea was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Kristen deTineo, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and David Brown, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The Chicago Fire Department provided valuable assistance. The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney John D. Cooke.
Fagundo admitted in a plea agreement that on the evening of May 30, 2020, he and other individuals approached the unoccupied CPD vehicle in a garage at 30 E.