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January 6: First Capitol rioter sentenced to prison time
A Florida man has become the first to be sentenced to prison for his part in the US Capitol riots on 6 January.

Paul Allard Hodgkins pleaded guilty in June to one felony count of entering the Capitol to obstruct Congress. He was jailed for eight months.

Prosecutors had asked for a term of 18 months, saying Hodgkins "contributed to the collective threat to democracy".

The sentence is expected to set a benchmark for hundreds of upcoming cases from the Capitol riots.

Hodgkins, 38, told a Washington DC court that taking part in the invasion of the Capitol had been a "foolish decision".

He said he regretted "the damage that day's incident caused and the way this country that I love has been hurt".

by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Jul 19th, 2021 at 07:01:19 PM EST
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Paul Allard Hodgkins - Florida resident

Poor man Net worth $860,969
Lives in a street with mostly Democrats 😅

Case Number: 
1:21-cr-188

Charge(s): 
Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Case Status:
Plea agreement hearing held 6/2 where he pleaded guilty to count 1 of the indictment.
Sentencing set for 7/19 at 10 am

Understatement of the Year 2021 - Insurrection with risk of Martial Law and a dictatorship of Donald Trump

Capitol rioter who entered Senate gets far shorter jail sentence than prosecutors wanted | The Independent |

Hodgkins apologised to the court for his actions and told the judge: "Biden is the rightful president."

He said he was ashamed of his actions. Speaking with the use of a prepared statement, Hodgkins said he was caught up in the euphoria of the day as he followed a crowd of hundreds who entered the Capitol.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jul 20th, 2021 at 06:23:52 AM EST
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Meanwhile, Tommy Chong got a longer sentence for selling bongs.
by asdf on Tue Jul 20th, 2021 at 03:04:27 PM EST
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