A New Jersey man was given an almost three-and-a-half yr jail sentence for assaulting a regulation enforcement officer throughout the January sixth rebel on the U.S. Capitol.
Scott Kevin Fairlamb, 44, was charged in January with obstruction of an official continuing—which was the counting of electoral votes for the 2020 election—and assaulting, resisting, or impeding sure officers. Prosecutors mentioned that Fairlamb traveled from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally.
Based on the Division of Justice, “After arriving on Capitol grounds, Fairlamb climbed the scaffolding on the West Terrace, where he recorded and posted a video to Instagram in which he stated, ‘We ain’t f****** leaving either! We ain’t f****** leaving!'”
A tipster reported to the FBI that Fairlamb mentioned in a video posted to (and later deleted from) Fb, whereas carrying a police baton, “What Patriots do? We f****** disarm them and then we storm the f****** Capitol,” earlier than coming into the constructing. Later, Fairlamb admitted in his plea settlement, he shoved and punched a Metropolitan Police officer.
Fairlamb, a fitness center proprietor who had beforehand been within the information for protesting NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID restrictions, has been in police custody since January twenty second. He pleaded responsible to the costs in August. His sentence is the longest but given to a January sixth insurrectionist. The Washington Submit reviews, “Of the 126 people who have pleaded guilty so far, only 16 have admitted to felonies, and Fairlamb is the third felon to be sentenced. The other two felons, who were not accused of violence against the police, received sentences of eight and 14 months.”
“I take full responsibility for what I did,” Fairlamb mentioned throughout the sentencing. “That is not Scott Fairlamb. That’s not who I am. That’s not who I was raised to be. I truly regret my actions that day. I have nothing but remorse.” The 44-year-old had apparently been following QAnon and was swept into the “conspiracy theory vortex” over the previous decade, a buddy instructed the Huffington Submit.
Fairlamb was additionally ordered to pay restitution of $2,000.