Fairlamb sentenced, QAnon shaman up subsequent

A person recognized as Scott Kevin Fairbamb, based on a United States District Courtroom grievance.

Supply: United States District Courtroom

A federal choose Wednesday sentenced former combined martial arts fighter Scott Fairlamb of New Jersey to 41 months in jail for assaulting a police officer throughout the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Fairlamb’s sentence is the longest jail time period to this point for any of the tons of of individuals criminally charged in reference to the riot, which disrupted the affirmation by Congress of the Electoral Faculty victory of President Joe Biden and left 5 individuals lifeless.

However federal prosecutors on Tuesday night time mentioned that they need a fair longer jail time period — 51 months — for essentially the most infamous face of the Jan. 6 riot, so-called QAnon shaman Jacob Chansley.

The tattooed Chansley, who pleaded responsible in September to obstructing a continuing of Congress, wore face paint, fur hat and toted a spear when he strolled by means of the Senate chamber and different areas of the Capitol complicated.

“His actions struck on the roots of our democracy,” prosecutors wrote of their sentencing memorandum.

Chansley is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17 in U.S. District Courtroom in Washington by the identical choose, Royce Lamberth, who sentenced Fairlamb, a 44-year-old former fitness center proprietor who lives in Stockholm, New Jersey.

Jacob Chansley, a.okay.a. Jake Angeli and the QAnon Shaman, speaks to passersby throughout the “Cease the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Fairlamb’s brother, Preston Fairlamb, is a U.S. Secret Service agent who beforehand was assigned to guard Michelle Obama, the previous first girl. Michelle Obama reportedly attended the 2012 memorial service for the daddy of the Fairlamb brothers.

Lamberth rejected a request by Fairlamb’s lawyer to condemn him to only 11 months in jail, a time period effectively beneath certainly one of 41 to 51 months advisable by federal sentencing tips. Prosecutors had requested for a sentence of 44 months.

“It is such a critical crime that I am unable to give a below-guideline” sentence,” Lamberth mentioned, based on NBC 4 in Washington.

The longest prior time period for a Capitol riot defendant, Florida crane function Paul Hodgkins, was eight months. Hodgkins was the primary particular person convicted of a felony associated to the invasion to be sentenced.

An internet fundraising marketing campaign arrange by Fairlamb and his spouse Andrea as of Wednesday has raised greater than $31,000 towards a purpose of $100,000.

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The web page for the fund features a assertion by Fairlamb who wrote, “On January sixth I traveled to Washington DC to attend the ‘Cease the Steal’ rally.”

“What I witnessed on the rally was a sea of America loving, American Flag waving Patriots who got here collectively from throughout our nice nation in help of our forty fifth President Donald Trump. All races, sexes, young and old cheering in what was the best gathering of solidarity I’ve skilled in my life to this point,” Fairlamb wrote.

Fairlamb and plenty of different Trump supporters have embraced the false declare that Trump solely misplaced re-election to Biden on account of widespread poll fraud.

Prosecutors of their sentencing suggestion memo wrote, “The web site signifies the funds are for use for mortgage funds, medical insurance coverage, lawyer charges, and month-to-month payments.”

“Fairlamb shouldn’t be capable of “capitalize” on his participation within the Capitol breach on this means,” prosecutors wrote.

Fairlamb pleaded responsible in August to assaulting a police officer and obstructing an official continuing.

When he was arrested in January, prosecutors in a legal grievance detailed how video confirmed Fairlamb shoving and punching a cop on the west aspect of the Capitol complicated.

A Fb video submitted to regulation enforcement by a “involved citizen” confirmed Fairlamb on the Capitol carrying a collapsible baton and saying, “What Patriots do? We f—-‘ disarm them after which we storm f—-‘ the Capitol.

Prosecutors of their sentencing memo wrote, “Two days after the riot, on January 8, Fairlamb filmed a chilling video threatening future violence, stating, ‘they pulled the pin on the grenade, and the blackout is coming. What a time to be a patriot,’ and, instantly after being visited by FBI brokers on January 15, 2021, mentioned that he would “go once more” to the U.S. Capitol.”

Fairlamb has been held with out bond since his arrest. The months he has spent in jail since then can be credited to his jail time period.

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