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November 10, 2021

Feds get 41 months for one high-profile January 6 rioter and seek 51 months for another

Two new Politico articles provide updates on the latest sentencing news from the prosecution of persons involved in the January 6 Capitol riot.  Here are links and excerpts:

"N.J. man hit with toughest sentence yet in Jan. 6 attack":

A federal judge on Wednesday imposed the most serious sentence yet in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, ordering a New Jersey man to serve almost three-and-a-half years in prison for punching a police officer in the face during the melee.

Scott Fairlamb, 44, a former MMA fighter and gym owner, is the first defendant charged with assaulting an officer during the attack to face sentencing. The judge, Royce Lamberth, said he expected Fairlamb’s 41-month sentence would end up lower than others also facing charges for assaulting police that day.

That’s because Fairlamb was the first to plead guilty to such an assault and, despite initially celebrating the attack, has since expressed remorse that both prosecutors and Lamberth himself described as “genuine.”

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November 10, 2021 at 04:06 PM | Permalink


It is difficult to comment on this national travesty that spits in the face of American jurisprudence. This is what happens when prosecutorial overreach is left to go wild over several decades. No one ever reined it in so this (and the other current travesties--the Rittenhouse, the Chauvin. etc. trials) that has caused this cancer on America's soul to metastasize into forcing a plea to a "crime" that never should have been charged. Ever.

Anyone who had any part in this lynching should hang their heads in shame. Despicable is the only word for it.

Posted by: restless94110 | Nov 11, 2021 12:27:31 AM

Good sentence. Just about right.

Posted by: anon1 | Nov 11, 2021 11:34:55 AM

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