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A U.S. judge has sentenced Capitol’s first robbery to eight months in prison

Paul Alert Hotkings was the first culprit in the attack on the American Capitol

The federal court ruled this Monday First imprisonment Attack on the United States Congress on January 6, Ordered eight months’ imprisonment for one of the prosecutors for the incident, who pleaded guilty.

Condemned Paul Alert Hodgkins, One of hundreds of supporters of the former president Donald Trump They entered Congress on (2017-2021) Prevent proper session Approval of the results of the November 2020 presidential election.

The Department of Justice is continuing its investigation and preparing to prosecute hundreds of people identified as participants in the treasonous act. 5 were killed and 140 were injured.

Hodgkins, a Florida resident who entered the Senate during the Trump-flag-attack, He told the audience that he was taken away by the excitement of the crowd.

“If I had an idea that opposition would increase as it increased, I would never have dared,” he admitted. Entering the Capitol is “a foolish decision.”

Defendant pleaded guilty in a number of cases Prohibition In an official process, he may have committed a crime Imprisonment for up to 20 years.

Hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump enter the US Congress on January 6 (Photo: EFE)
Hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump enter the US Congress on January 6 (Photo: EFE)

By admitting guilt, Prosecutors dropped other charges, including unauthorized entry into the restricted building and disorderly conduct.

The State Attorney’s Office had recommended imprisonment 18 months Note that on January 6 the defendant claimed responsibility for his actions, although he voluntarily participated in the attack.

Federal Judge Randolph MossHe praised Hotkings’ repentance in executing his sentence, but described the events of January 6.Cooling”. “It’s not a protest by any means,” the judge said. It is an attack on democracy. It has left a lasting impression on all of us, in the country, for many years to come. ”

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Democracy is in trouble when elected officials of both parties are ready to attack a mob capital to prevent them from fulfilling their constitutional and legal duty.He added.

Commenting on Hodgkins’ actions, the judge said: But with a flag declaring his allegiance to an individual over the whole country”.

A mob of Donald Trump supporters climb through a smashed window as they enter the US Capitol (photo: REUTERS)
A mob of Donald Trump supporters climb through a smashed window as they enter the US Capitol (photo: REUTERS)

That’s another point that affected the use of the short sentence Hodgkins was not involved in any acts of violence During the attack on the Capitol.

Assistant Lawyer, Mona SetkiAlthough Hodgkins was not directly involved in any of the violence, he marched with others who took part in what he described. “People’s Forum Robbery.”

In this way, Moss’ resolution and his approach can establish a point Note For other cases in justice for disturbances in Capitol.

Total There are about 550 people charged, at least 230 of whom have been charged with the same obstruction offense as Hodgkins pleaded guilty, the judiciary said.

Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives (REUTERS / Tom Brenner)
Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives (REUTERS / Tom Brenner)

With the opposition of almost all Republicans, The Democratic majority in the United States House of Representatives was able to form a committee on June 30 to investigate Attack on Capitol on January 6.

All 220 Democratic legislators voted The law to create the commission, while only two Republicans (Liz Cheney and Adam Kinsinger) supported the initiative by breaking ranks with their party leadership. The rest are conservatives -190-, said “no” to the commission investigating the attack, Of which five were killed and about 140 officers were injured.

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The purpose of the group will be Clarify why the attack occurred, who was responsible, and what can be done to prevent another similar event. The company will be created 13 members: Kevin McCarthy, eight nominated by Nancy Pelosi and five Republican minority leaders in the House of Representatives, Even if the Democratic leader vetoes the nominations of his rival.

(With information from EFE)

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