(UnitedVoice.com) – On January 6, chaos unfolded on Capitol Hill as lawmakers tried to certify the 2020 election results. As a result, nearly 700 people are facing charges stemming from their conduct that day. One of those Americans was handed down a sentence more than nine months after the incident.
On November 10, US District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced former MMA fighter Scott Fairlamb to 41 months in prison. Fairlamb, 44, was charged with a felony for shoving a police officer and punching his face shield during the chaos. The assault was caught on video, and he pleaded guilty. He’ll also pay a $2,000 fine and serve 36 months of supervised release after he gets out.
In a sentencing memo to the court, the defendant’s lawyer pointed out that his client peacefully surrendered to the police when they went to his home. He said his client was not a danger to society, and his family was ready to provide him the support he needed to return to his life as a “law-abiding and productive member of society.”
Fairlamb’s sentence is the longest one handed down to date for the crimes that occurred that day. Prosecutors had asked for 44 months; the crime carried a 41- to 51-month sentence. The judge decided to give him the minimum.
Copyright 2021, UnitedVoice.com