“Q-Anon Shaman” from US Capital riots sentenced to prison

The US Capitol rioter known as the “Q-Anon shaman” has been sentenced to prison.

The vision of Jacob Chansley went viral after the January 6 riots, which showed him sitting in the Capitol building shirtless, wearing a fur hat with horns and his face painting red, white and blue.

Federal prosecutors asked for a longer sentence so his case could be used as an example to deter future riots.


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The federal judge sentenced him to 41 months in prison, finding that Chansley was ‘on the right path’.

Chansley was part of the rioters who tried to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election.

He pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding back in September, saying he was disappointed that he hadn’t been pardoned by Donald Trump.

Prison officials diagnosed Chansley with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.

A similar sentence was handed to another rioter who was filmed punching a police officer during the violence.