DOJ Wants “QAnon Shaman” To Serve 4 Years in Prison
A new court document filed late Tuesday night reveals that, in response to criticism of the light punishments they have requested so far, the United States Justice Department is now requesting that Jacob Chansley, the self-proclaimed QAnon Shaman, be sentenced to four years in prison.
CNN.com reports that the U.S. Justice Department recommends the longest prison sentence prosecutors have asked for yet for any January 6, 2021 insurrection defendants. Jacob Chansley, as of today, is the most recognizable of the January 6 insurrectionists who made his way through the halls of Congress and into the Senate chamber, where he was photographed in the gallery and behind the dais.
The DOJ recommendation for sentencing calls Chansley “quite literally, their flagbearer” among the January 6 attackers and that he and those like him “has made us all question the safety and security of the country in which we live.”
The sentencing recommendation continues…
“Those enormous harms, borne out of the acts of this defendant, must be deterred so that we never see a similar assault on our democracy again,”
Chansley is slated to be sentenced by Federal Judge Royce Lamberth of the DC District Court one week from Wednesday. He has been behind bars for ten months and will likely get credit for that time served to reduce the additional time he may be sentenced.
‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley Could Face Over 4 Years In Prison For January 6 riot