An attorney famous for representing alleged Capitol rioters announced Monday that he is taking over as Jacob Chancellor’s attorney, and may appeal the so-called QAnon Shaman’s 41-month prison sentence — but not for Chansley. The longtime attorney says his clients never agreed to make this change, an unexpected turn for one of the high-profile Capital Riot defendants.
John Pearce – who has represented more than a dozen other alleged January 6 rioters and runs a non-profit The National Constitutional Law Association – filed papers in federal court on Monday, indicating he would serve as Chancellor’s counsel.
in a statement to Businesshala, the NCLU claimed that Pierce and attorney William Shipley would ask attorney Albert Watkins to handle Chanceley’s case, adding that they were considering appealing against Chancellor’s conviction or conviction, claiming they had a “lawyer’s position”. ineffective aid”.
Hours later, Watkins responded with a statement of his own, claiming that Chancellor confirmed in a conversation on Monday that Watkins was still his lawyer and “did not personally authorize Mr. Pierce to represent him.” “
Watkins says he has asked Pierce to withdraw his court filing to handle Chansley’s case.
Businesshala has reached out to Pierce for comment.