Oath Keeper who was at US Capitol on Jan 6 is slapped with over 7-year prison sentence

A member of the Oath Keepers militia who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was handed a lengthy prison sentence this Friday on weapons charges, Florida Phoenix reported.

Jeremy Brown, 48, was found guilty in December by a federal jury on six of 10 counts related to possessing illegally registered guns, explosives, and a classified Defense Department document.

From Florida Pheonix: Brown was arrested at his Tampa home on Sept. 30, 2021, on the charges of trespassing at the Capitol — but during a search of his RV parked on the premises of his home lawn that same day, enforcement officials said, they found two military grenades, two illegal guns, and the national security document.

In court, Brown admitted to owning the guns but claimed they were legal under the Second Amendment. He claimed federal agents planted the grenades and documents.

According to Brown, the document was his own “work product” related to the search for former U.S. Army infantryman Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for more than four years before eventually being recovered and given his dishonorable discharge.

Brown was a decorated U.S. Army veteran who earned two Bronze Stars during his military career. He reportedly began his affiliation with the Oath Keepers shortly after the 2020 election. He never entered the Capitol or was accused of doing anything violent on Jan. 6.

Brown was sentenced to to 87 months followed by three years of supervised release. He was also “ordered to forfeit the unregistered devices traceable to the offense, pay child support arrears of more than $21,000, and pay a special assessment of $525.”

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Sky Palma

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