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Jacob Chansley, ‘QAnon Shaman,’ sentenced to 41 months in jail

Jacob Chansley, ‘QAnon Shaman,’ sentenced to 41 months in jail

Jacob Chansley was described by the prosecution as “the general public face of the Capitol riot.”

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Jacob Chansley of Phoenix, popularly referred to as the “QAnon Shaman,” has been sentenced to 41 months in jail for his function within the Jan. 6 Revolt on the U.S. Capitol.

The federal choose’s sentencing was 10 months lower than what the prosecution within the case was in search of. The choose additionally gave Chansley credit score for time served, making the online sentence round 31 months in jail.

The court docket will reportedly ask for minimum-security placement so Chansley can get psychological well being therapy. 

Chansley was described by the prosecution as “the general public face of the Capitol riot.” He stood out from the rioters who stormed the Capitol, shirtless with a horned headdress on the dais the place Vice President Pence had been presiding on the certification of the 2020 election.

“I used to be mistaken for coming into the Capitol,” Chansley mentioned in an announcement expressing his regret. “I’ve no excuse. No excuse by any means. My habits’s indefensible. However I am under no circumstances, form or type a violent prison. I am not an insurrectionist.”

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In September, Chansley pleaded responsible to a felony cost of obstructing an official continuing. Through the listening to, the choose decided Chansley is competent.

Beneath a plea deal, 5 different prices have been dropped.

“The trail charted by Mr. Chansley since January 6 has been a course of, one which has concerned ache, melancholy, solitary confinement, introspection, recognition of psychological well being vulnerabilities, and a coming to grips with the necessity for extra self-work,” mentioned Chansley’s lawyer, Albert Watkins, in a beforehand written assertion.

In accordance with court docket paperwork, Chansley was among the many crowd that handed the police line on the West Entrance of the U.S. Capitol, coming into the constructing whereas certification proceedings have been nonetheless underneath approach.

As soon as on the Senate ground, court docket paperwork report that Chansley scaled the Senate dais and took the seat that former Vice President Mike Pence beforehand occupied. Officers report that Chansley refused to vacate when instructed to take action by regulation enforcement, saying “Mike Pence is a [expletive] traitor” after which wrote a word on obtainable paper on the dais, stating “It’s Solely A Matter of Time. Justice Is Coming!”

Chansley was arrested on Jan. 9 and has been in custody ever since. He was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution and should serve a interval of three years of supervised launch following completion of his jail time period.

RELATED: ‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley agrees to plea deal for Capitol revolt

Greater than 675 people have been arrested throughout the USA for crimes associated to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, a report from the Division of Justice mentioned. This included over 210 individuals who have been charged with assaulting or impeding regulation enforcement. 

Different Arizona arrests in connection to the Capitol riot embody James Burton McGrew, Micajah Joel Jackson, Felicia Konold, Cory Konold, Andrew Hatley and Tim Gionet.

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