One of the assailants of the US Capitol sentenced to 41 months in prison for assaulting a police officer

Scott Fairlamb, one of the rioters who stormed the Capitol in Washington on January 6, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for assaulting one of the policemen who came to contain the mob that, spurred on by former President Donald Trump, intended stop the electoral count of the presidential elections.

Owner of a gym in New Jersey and a former mixed martial arts fighter, Fairlamb has pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of attacking authority and obstruction of an official process, thus becoming the first of the Capitol seditious to be convicted. for assaulting a policeman.

"I am truly sorry for my actions that day. I have nothing but regrets", Fairlamb assured in court before imploring the judge, Royce Lamberth, "some mercy" , counts the chain CCN.

Before passing sentence, the judge applauded Fairlamb’s decision to plead guilty, since going to trial, he predicted, "there would be no jury that could have acquitted him". At the same time, he has emphasized "luck" that has had of not having caused more damage to the policeman who attacked, since there are other defendants in similar situations that "much more will happen" time in prison.

Prosecutors had requested 44 months in prison for Fairlamb, who after going through jail will be under surveillance for 36 more months, due to his criminal record, as well as the violation of restricted spaces and a series of sexist and racist threats that days later poured on Democratic congresswoman Cori Bush.

This sentence is expected to set a precedent for the rest of the accused who are awaiting sentence, after most of those accused of participating in those riots have been sanctioned for non-violent crimes, thus avoiding going to prison.

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So far, the harshest jail sentence has fallen on Paul Allard Hodgkins, who after pleading guilty in July was sentenced to eight months in prison on one count of obstruction of official procedure, in this case the session to ratify the victory in the elections of the president, Joe Biden, which can carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

In total, there are already five people who have been taken to prison for their participation in the assault on the Capitol out of a total of 17 who have already received some type of penalty. All of them are part of the more than 630 rioters who have been identified by the events of that day and who are awaiting their sentences.


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