First US Capitol rioter sentenced for violence against police gets 41 months in jail

Former MMA fighter who owns a New Jersey gym sentenced to 41 months in jail for punching a police officer during the January 6 Capitol riot.

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A former MMA fighter who owns a New Jersey gym became the first US Capitol rioter to be sentenced for violence against law enforcement.

Scott Fairlamb pleaded guilty to punching a police officer and obstructing an official proceeding during the January 6 riot. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 41 months in prison, CNN reported.

“I truly regret my actions that day. I have nothing but remorse,” Fairlamb said during sentencing.

He told the judge: “I just hope you show some mercy on me sir.”

Judge Royce Lamberth told the defendant he made the right decision accepting a plea deal.

“Had you gone to trial, I don’t think there’s any jury that could have acquitted you,” Lamberth said.

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