Who is Scott Fairlamb? US Capitol rioter who sentenced 41 months in prison

Who is Scott Fairlamb? Scott Fairlamb is an one of the US Capitol rioter who punched a police officer during the January 6 US Capitol riots and he was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Wednesday, becoming the first rioter sentenced for violence against the police during the attack.

Scott Fairlamb is a owner of Gym in New Jersey and former MMA fighter and he was pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and obstructing an official proceeding in August.

In the court room Scott Fairlamb confessed about his criminal action, he said “I truly regret my actions that day. I have nothing but remorse,” Fairlamb said in court Wednesday, later adding to the judge: “I just hope you show some mercy on me sir.”

His sentence will likely set an early benchmark for how harshly rioters charged with violence may be punished and ushers in a new phase of the Capitol riot cases, which so far have only had non-violent defendants sentenced largely to no jail time.

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Before handing down the sentence, Judge Royce Lamberth told Fairlamb he made the right decision accepting a plea agreement. “Had you gone to trial, I don’t think there’s any jury that could have acquitted you.”

What Scott Fairlamb did in Capitol Riot?

Body camera footage shows Fairlamb following and yelling at officers on January 6, at one point shouting “you have no idea what the f**k you’re doing.” He then shoved and punched the officer in the head, the footage shows.

Prosecutors allege that Fairlamb was one of the first rioters inside the Senate side of the building. Four days after the siege, Fairlamb allegedly tagged Rep. Cori Bush, a Missouri Democrat in an Instagram post and wrote that he “shoulda lit your ass up,” presumably during the attack. The post also contained screenshots of racist and sexist threats against the congresswoman.

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