One of the first people to enter the US Capitol, on January 6, 2021, was sentenced to three years and two months in prison. Joshua Hughes, from the US state of Montana, was also ordered to pay 2,000 dollars (about 1,900 euros).
The judge considered the invasion of the Capitol “a national disgrace”said Hughes’ lawyer.
“He [o juiz] I wanted to send a message of general dissuasion to the people that anyone who interferes with the peaceful transfer of power does so at their own risk,” he added.
Joshua Hughes and his brother, Jerod Hughes, 37, pleaded guilty in August to obstructing official proceedings.
The brothers entered the building through a broken window🇧🇷 In addition, Jerod Hughes helped open a door to allow other protesters to enter on Capitol Hill, while Congress certified Joe Biden’s triumph.
Joshua and Jerod were at the front of a group that chased a Capitol cop who tried to lead the crowd away from the Senate floor. Later, the brothers reached the upper house of the US Congress.
Jerod Hughes must know his sentence on January 6, 2023, the date that marks the two years of the invasion.
More than 880 participants in this attack were arrested and hundreds sentenced in varying degrees.
Donald Trump is the subject of a parliamentary inquiry to determine his responsibility for the invasion.