Jan 6 defendant prison time adds up to 847 years

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Judges overseeing cases related to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot have handed down a combined 847 years’ worth of prison sentences to more than 450 defendants as of the end of 2023.

Sentences spanned from a few days to 22 years, according to court filings and Department of Justice data.

Quentin Cantrell, a practicing attorney of more than two decades, received one of the lightest prison sentences at six days, which the judge allowed him to serve intermittently on weekends.

Cantrell had marched past barriers on Jan. 6 with his two cousins and lingered in restricted areas of the Capitol for about 20 minutes. The lawyer did not directly injure anyone or damage any property. He was found guilty of two misdemeanors, and his home state of Indiana suspended him from practicing law there.

By contrast, Enrique Tarrio, a former national chairman of the Proud Boys, holds the record for the longest prison sentence. He was not in Washington on Jan. 6, but he organized a group of more than 200 to breach the Capitol that day.

Tarrio was convicted of a rare seditious conspiracy charge, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, destruction of government property, and other related charges, for which he received 22 years in prison.

The government has arrested 1,237 people in connection with the riot, according to the most recent update from the DOJ.

Read more at Washingtonexaminer.com

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