A federal judge has cleared the way for a possible plea bargain in the case of former State College businessman arrested for his involvement in last year’s January 6th Capitol riot.
The judge this week agreed to delay legal proceedings in the case of Julian Khater.
Khater’s attorney says they’ve been working with prosecutors to resolve the case without going to trial.
Khater is one of two men charged with using a chemical spray on capitol police officers during the riot.
He has been jailed since his arrest last March.
Khater was the co-owner of a State College restaurant that closed in 2020.
The presiding judge has ordered both sides to be back in court on April 11th for a status conference in the case.