According to the judge, the man’s “racist and anti-Semitic motives” distinguish his case from dozens of other convicted rioters.
of the United States A pro-Nazi New Jersey man who took part in the takeover of the Capitol was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison, the U.S. Justice Department said. They talk about it, among other things The New York Times and news agency Reuters.
A jury found the 32-year-old man guilty in May of the crimes he carried out during the takeover of the Capitol.
During the investigation, an anonymous whistleblower told investigators that the man was a pro-Nazi white supremacist who had posted videos online showing political extremism, the Justice Department said earlier.
According to the judge, the man’s “racist and anti-Semitic motives” in preventing the confirmation of the election result distinguish his case from dozens of other convicted rioters. According to the prosecutors, the man, among other things, often dressed up for fun to Adolf Hitler.
Doomed is a former member of the U.S. Army Reserve who served in the Navy, according to prosecutors. While working, he had access to weapons and some classified information.
Video footage of the Capitol riot showed a man yelling at police outside the Capitol and entering the building after officers retreated from the crowd trying to enter.
In a memorandum filed last week, the Justice Department stated that in the days after the riot, the man had told his roommate at the naval station that he was excited about it. He also compared the case to a “civil war”.
Thousands of former president Donald Trump’s supporters riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 in an attempt to prevent Congress from confirming the president Joe Biden election victory in 2020. The attack followed months of Trump’s claims that he had actually won the election.
The Ministry of Justice has said that it has so far arrested more than 870 people for crimes related to the takeover of the Capitol. Almost three hundred of those arrested have been accused of attacking the police or resisting official authority.
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