Former MMA fighter sentenced for role in Uprising at the United States Capitol

New Jersey gym owner Scott Fairlamb, a former MMA fighter nicknamed “Wildman”, was sentenced to over three years in prison for his role in the uprising at the United States Capitol.

The 41-month sentence imposed down on US District Court Judge Royce Lamberth on Wednesday marks the toughest punishment ever for a participant in the breach of the Capitol. Fairlamb, 44, was the first Riot of January 6 to be condemned for a violent crime, pleading guilty to assaulting a police officer and obstructing a official proceed.



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“I really regret my actions that day”, Fairlamb told Lamberth on Wednesday. “I have nothing but remorse.” He added, “I just I hope that you show a little pity on me, sir. “

The judge said Fairlamb’s crime he was so serious he couldn’t go below federal guidelines on sentencing of 41 to 51 months for the two offenses. However, the defendant will likely get credit for the nearly 10 months he has already served in in Washington jail in awaiting judgment of his case.

Prosecutors had recommended a 44 month prison term for Lamb, who was seen on video punching an officer face shield and brandishing a policeman’s folding cane. He was indicted on 12 federal offices in February. Back in April, Lamberth ordered Fairlamb to be held without bail, citing his alleged actions in the revolt ea criminal history which included several assaults.

“The defendant history of punching people in the face suggests it might punch people in the face again” then said the judge.



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Fairlamb’s brother, Preston Fairlamb III, is reportedly a member of the United States Secret Service and once the safety detail has been guided for then-first Mrs. Michelle Obama. his delay father he was a policeman with the New Jersey State Police.

Lamberth told Fairlamb he had made a good decision doing a plea deal with prosecutors why, if he was gone in judgment, “I don’t think there is a jury that could have acquitted you.” Those defendants facing similar charges who are sentenced to trial will last much longer prison termsthe judge said.

Among the nearly 700 alleged rioters at the Capitol who only those have been indicted facing the non-violent charges had been sentenced before Wednesday. The harshest sentence handed down down to any of the rioters before Fairlamb were eight months. prosecutors on Recommended Tuesday at 51 months term for Jacob Chansley, said ‘QAnon Shaman’, telling them wanted to set an example coming down hard on “the public face of the revolt of the Capitol ”.

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