On Wednesday, capitol rioter Scott Fairlamb, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer during the Capitol insurrection has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, becoming the first rioter sentenced for violence against the police during the attack.
Fairlamb, a New Jersey gym owner and former MMA fighter who punched a police officer during the January 6 riot will have to spend 41 months in prison, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and obstructing an official proceeding in August.
“I truly regret my actions that day. I have nothing but remorse,” Fairlamb said before sentencing, according to The Guardian. He later told the judge: “I just hope you show some mercy on me, sir.”
Fairlamb’s prison sentence is the longest yet among those facing charges connected to the Capitol insurrection.
As noted by The Guardian, other insurrectionists who have been charged with assault may soon face similarly lengthy sentences.
41 months is, by far, the lengthiest sentence stemming from the Jan. 6 attack so far.
The next closest is Paul Hodgkins, who got 8 months for breaching the Senate chamber.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 10, 2021