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A judge on Wednesday sentenced New Jersey gym owner Scott Fairlamb to 41 months in prison for the first January 6 rioters charged with assaulting a police officer.

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Fairlamb, 44, who was caught on video A law enforcement officer pleaded guilty in August to punching a police officer, assaulting a police officer and obstructing an official proceeding as part of a plea deal.

He apologized in court on Wednesday, saying he regretted his actions and asked the judge to “show some mercy,” CNN informed of,

Washington DCUS District Court Judge Royce Lamberth called a Fairlamb officer’s punch a “serious offense” and said he would not sentence Fairlamb “below guidelines.” NBC Washington 4 News,

Federal prosecutors recommended a sentence of 44 months for Fairlamb, while his lawyers sought a sentence of 11 months, which is the amount Fairlamb has spent in prison since his January 22 arrest.

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