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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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13601 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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