January 6

Former CEO who rioted at the US Capitol on Jan 6 gets prison sentence

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia/nbc news

A former CEO from the Chicago area has been handed a prison sentence by a federal judge, NBC News reports.

Bradley Rukstales pleaded guilty in August to one count of willfully and knowingly parading, demonstrating and picketing in a Capitol building. This Friday, he was sentenced to 30 days in prison. He must also pay $500 in restitution to the Department of the Treasury.

In a Twitter post, Rukstales said he accepts the court’s decision and is remorseful.

“I have come to realize the weight of my actions, and immensely regret following others into the Capitol. As a patriotic citizen, I hope and pray that the people of our nation will move forward united by the many commonalities we share,” he said.

Rukstales was reportedly among a group of people who were throwing objects and liquids at Capitol Police. He and 5 others were arrested after refusing police orders to leave the area.

After being placed on leave from his job as CEO of marketing data company Cogensia days after the riot, he was later terminated. He later called his decision to enter the Capitol “the single worst personal decision of my life.”

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