On January 6, dozens of Trumpist activists stormed Congress to prevent the presidential election from being validated.
He could in theory risk up to 20 years in prison but the lack of a serious record and the criteria applied in his case rather point to a maximum of just over four years, even if the judge could decide otherwise. A former mixed martial arts practitioner was the first on Friday August 6 to plead guilty to assaulting a police officer in the January 6 violent attack on the Capitol in Washington by supporters of Donald Trump.
Scott Fairlamb, 44, faces up to just over four years in prison for participating in the assault on Congress headquarters, when parliamentarians gathered there to certify Joe Biden’s victory over the Republican billionaire in of the 2020 presidential election.
Videos from January 6 show the owner of a gym, whose brother is an agent in charge of the security of the personalities American (“Secret Service”), shouting and blocking the passage to a policeman while waving a retractable baton. He urges “patriots” to disarm the policeman and force entry to the building . Scott Fairlamb also pleaded guilty to obstructing the work of Congress. His sentence will be pronounced on September 27.
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A second man, Devlyn Thompson, later on Friday also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer. On January 6, he was in a group that had thrown projectiles at agents and taken their shields . He too faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison but it should be closer to that of Scott Fairlamb.