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Transgender Veteran: Far-Right Group Leader Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Capitol Attack



Jessica Watkins, a former military officer and member of a far-right group, “guided” others during the January 2021 attack on the US Capitol. These events resulted in her being sentenced to eight years in prison.

Jessica Watkins, US military veteran and member of the far-right Oath Keepers was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison this Friday for participating in a conspiracy to keep former President Donald Trump in power and make it harder for police officers to do their jobs.

The sentencing against Watkins saw Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rose sentenced to 18 years in prison, while another member of the group, Kelly Meggs, was sentenced to 12 years post-conviction. It will be dropped the next day. A public bar was set up because of their participation in the January 6, 2021 Capitol Raid.

While reading the ruling, Justice Amit Mehta noted that the ruling was difficult given the challenges Watkins faced as a result of being transgender, but also said it was undeniable that: rice field. The defendants participated in this conspiracy “more actively” than others, leading others to raid.

The judge also accused him of showing no remorse or guilt for what happened until after the incident, already during legal proceedings.

“criminal” behavior

Watkins, who was acquitted of conspiracy to sedition in November, is now guilty of conspiracy to obstruct formal proceedings for trying to obstruct the confirmation of election-winning Joe Biden as U.S. president in an assault on Congress. sentenced.

Prosecutors sought 18 years in prison for Watkins. In a tearful speech, the defendant begged Mehta for a fair sentence. “My actions and actions on that fateful day were wrong, and now I know it was a crime.” , Said. His attorney sought five years in prison instead of 18.

“No one would imply you were Stewart Rose, and I don’t think you were Kelly Meggs, but your role in these cases is much more than just a private soldier. ‘ said the judge. The attack on the Capitol that killed five people and wounded more than 140 staffers endorsed President Trump (2017-2021) while the House and Senate met to recognize Biden’s election victory. They stormed the parliamentary headquarters.

Source: Biobiochile

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