Chansley agreed to accept the recommended sentence of imprisonment of 41 to 51 months.
3. Sep 2021 at 21:43 TASR
WASHINGTON. American Jacob Chansley, who made himself visible during the January incursion into Congress in the clothes of a shaman with horns and fur, has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. The New York Times reported on Friday.
The former actor and member of the US Navy, who calls himself QAnon Shaman, attended a virtual hearing at a federal court in Washington on Friday.
“Are you really guilty?” Judge Royce Lamberth asked.
“Yes, Your Honor,” Chansley replied in a calm voice.
41 to 51 months instead of 20 years
This act was part of an agreement on guilt and punishment. Chansley agreed to accept a “recommended sentence” of 41 to 51 months’ imprisonment.
He will be formally sentenced on November 17. Originally, he theoretically threatened up to 20 years behind bars.
Photo by Jacob Chansley provided by police. (source: TASR / AP)
CNN TV recalled that Chansley had been charged with six federal crimes. He confessed to only one of the most serious allegations. It was a waste of Congress’ work.
Under the guilt and punishment agreement, Chansley agreed to pay $ 2,000 in compensation for the damage caused to the Chapter. In addition, he could face a fine of up to $ 250,000.
Chansley reportedly lost confidence in Trump
A man born in 1988 as Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley, in addition to the nickname QAnon Shaman, also performed under the name Jake Angeli. He was one of the supporters of the far-right conspiracy theory of QAnon, which claims that Donald Trump waging a secret war against the worldwide liberal cult of pedophiles who worship Satan.
Chansley, meanwhile, said he had “lost confidence in Mr. Trump.”
In total, almost 600 people were charged in connection with the riots in the Chapter. A violent mob of supporters of the former president broke into the Capitol building on January 6, where he persecuted the legislators of both chambers of Congress, who together had definitively confirmed the victory of the Democrat. Joe Biden in the presidential election. Trump’s supporters tried to stop this process.