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Montana Man Sentenced  to 38 Months in Prison for Actions During January 6 Capitol Breach

☷Montana Man Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison for Actions During January 6 Capitol Breach

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   Montana Man Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison for Actions During Jan . 6 Capitol Breach He and His Brother Were Among First Rioters Inside the Capitol , Entered the Senate Gallery and Senate Chambers WASHINGTON – A Montana man , who was charged along with his brother , was sentenced in the District of Columbia today to a prison term for his actions during the breach of the U . S . Capitol on Jan . 6 , 2021 . Joshua Calvin Hughes’s actions and the actions of others , including his brother , Jerod Wayne Hughes , disrupted a joint session of the U . S . ......Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election . Joshua Hughes , 39 , was sentenced to 38 months in prison . Jerod Hughes , 37 , is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan . 6 , 2023 . The brothers , both of East Helena , Montana , pleaded guilty on Aug . 25 , 2022 , to obstruction of an official proceeding . According to court documents , on Jan . 6 , 2021 , the brothers attended a rally near the Ellipse . They then walked toward the U . S . Capitol , where they illegally entered the Capitol grounds . They joined a group of rioters on the northern set of stairs on the west side of the Capitol Building . They were part of the crowd that pushed past a line of law enforcement officers at the top of the staircase , forcing the officers to retreat . Both men entered the Capitol Building at approximately 2:13 p . m . through a window next to the Senate Wing Door that had been shattered by other rioters . Joshua and Jerod Hughes were among the first rioters to enter the Capitol Building on Jan . 6 . Once in the building , Jerod Hughes joined another rioter in trying to kick open the Senate Wing door . The brothers kept moving , following other rioters who were chasing Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman into the Ohio Clock Corridor . During a stand - off there , Jerod Hughes screamed and made aggressive gestures towards the officers . They then moved towards and entered the Senate Gallery . By approximately 2:48 p . m . , they entered the Senate Chamber , among the first rioters there . They walked among the senators’ desks for approximately two minutes and then left the Capitol Building . Both men were arrested on Feb . 1 , 2021 , in Montana . Following Joshua Hughes’s prison term , he will be placed on three years of supervised release . He also must pay $2 , 000 in restitution . As part of his plea agreement , Jerod Hughes has also agreed to pay $2 , 000 in restitution . This case was prosecuted by the U . S . Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section . Valuable assistance was provided by the U . S . Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana . The case was investigated by the FBI’s Salt Lake City Field Office and its Helena , Montana Resident Agency , and the FBI’s Washington Field Office , which identified Joshua Hughes as #42 on its seeking information photos , as well as the Metropolitan Police Department . Valuable assistance was provided by the U . S . Capitol Police . In the 22 months since Jan . 6 , 2021 , nearly 900 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U . S . Capitol , including over 275 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement . The investigation remains ongoing . Anyone with tips can call 1 - 800 - CALL - FBI ( 800 - 225 - 5324 ) or visit tips . fbi . gov .


24 November 2022 ( November 24 2022 )



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