Scott Fairlamb gets longest sentence yet in Trump Capitol riot cases. Feds seek even more time for QAnon shaman Chansley

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  • A federal judge sentenced former New Jersey mixed martial arts fighter Scott Fairlamb to 41 months in prison for assaulting a police officer during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
  • Prosecutors want an even longer prison term – 51 months – for the most infamous face of the January 6 riots – so-called QAnon magician Jacob Chansley.
  • Hundreds of people have been charged with riot-related crimes by supporters of former President Donald Trump who objected to the election victory of President Joe Biden.

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A federal judge sentenced Wednesday Scott Fairlamb, former mixed martial arts fighter New Jersey gets 41 months in prison for attacking a police officer during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

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Fairlamb’s sentence Longest prison term ever for any of the hundreds The number of people criminally charged in relation to the riots, which impeded Congress’s confirmation of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, left five people.

But on Tuesday night federal prosecutors said they want an even longer prison term — 51 months — for the most infamous face of the January 6 riots, so-called QAnon magician Jacob Chansley.

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The tattooed Chansley, who pleaded guilty to obstructing congressional proceedings in September, wore face paint, a fur hat and a spear while walking around the Senate chamber and other areas of the Capitol complex.

“His actions strike at the very roots of our democracy,” prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo.

Chansley is to be sentenced on November 17 in US District Court in Washington by the same judge, Royce Lamberth, who sentenced Fairlamb, a 44-year-old former gym owner who lives in Stockholm, New Jersey.

Fairlamb’s brother, Preston Fairlamb, is a US Secret Service agent previously hired to protect Michelle Obama, the former First Lady. Michelle Obama reportedly attended 2012 memorial service for the father of the Fairlamb brothers.

Lambeth rejected a request by Fairlamb’s attorney to sentence her to just 11 months in prison, which is less than one of the 41 to 51 months recommended by federal sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 44 months.

According to NBC 4 in Washington, Lambarth said, “It’s such a serious crime that I can’t guide below”.

Longest prior term for a Capitol riot defendant, Florida Crane Operates Paul Hodgkins, was eight months old. Hodgkins was the first person convicted of a felony related to assault to be sentenced.

As of Wednesday, an online fundraising campaign set up by Fairlamb and his wife, Andrea, has raised more than $31,000 toward the $100,000 goal.

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The fund’s page includes a statement from Fairlamb that read, “On January 6th I traveled to Washington DC to attend the ‘Stop the Steel’ rally.”

“What I saw at the rally was a sea of ​​patriots waving the American flag, the love of America, who came together from our great country in support of our 45th President, Donald Trump. Of all races, genders, old and young. We used to cheer in the collection of solidarity I have experienced so far in my life,” Fairlamb wrote.

Fairlamb and many other Trump supporters have accepted the false claim that Trump only lost re-election to Biden as a result of widespread ballot fraud.

“The website indicates that the funds are to be used for mortgage payments, medical insurance, attorney fees and monthly bills,” prosecutors wrote in their sentencing recommendation memo.

“Fairlamb should not have been able to “capitalize” on its involvement in the Capital violation in this way,” prosecutors wrote.

Fairlamb pleaded guilty in August to assaulting a police officer and obstructing an official proceeding.

When he was arrested in January, prosecutors detailed in a criminal complaint how the video showed Fairlamb pushing and punching a cop on the west side of the Capitol complex.

A Facebook video submitted to law enforcement by a “concerned citizen” shows Fairlamb holding a collapsible baton in the capitol and saying, “What do the Patriots do? We f—-‘ disarm them And then we storm f—-.capital.

Prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo, “Two days after the riots, on January 8, Fairlamb filmed a chilling video threatening future violence, saying, ‘They pulled the pin on the grenade, and the blackout was coming. What time is a Patriot,’ and, shortly after being visited by FBI agents on January 15, 2021, said he would “re-visit” the US Capitol.

Fairlamb has been held without bond since his arrest. The number of months he has spent in prison since then will count towards his prison term.

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