January 6

Judge slaps weed-smoking Capitol rioter who showed ‘no remorse’ with twice the prison time requested by DOJ

A federal judge gave a New York man twice the Department of Justice’s recommended sentence this Wednesday, saying he showed no remorse for his role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, WUSA reports.

James Bonet, 30, pleaded guilty in October to one misdemeanor charge of entering and remaining in a restricted building. The judge sentenced Bonet to 90 days in jail – twice the DOJ’s request – and a year of supervised release.

As part of the plea deal, the government agreed to drop a much more serious felony charge of obstructing the joint session of Congress that could have earned Bonet up to 20 years in prison.

Read the full article over at WUSA

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