‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley sentenced to 41 months for US Capitol riot role
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‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley sentenced to 41 months for US Capitol riot role

Jacob Chansley, the QAnon Shaman, was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Wednesday for his role in the January 6 Capitol riot.

Chansley was among the first 30 individuals in the building on January 6 and has been described in court documents as “shirtless, wearing a Viking hat with fur and horns, covered in red, white, and blue face paint, and carrying an American flag tied to a pole with a sharp object at the tip and a bullhorn.” Chansley ultimately arrived at the seat that Vice President Mike Pence had sat in an hour earlier, taking pictures of himself and refusing to leave when told to do so by police officers. He “wrote a note on available paper on the dais, stating, ‘It’s Only A Matter of Time. Justice Is Coming!'” and led the crowd in chants.

Chansley was arrested for his participation in the riots on January 9, and he has remained in custody since that date. Chansley signed a plea agreement on September 3.

According to the Department of Justice: “In the ten months since Jan. 6, more than 675 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 210 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.”