Capitol Rioter Gets Prison As Feds Reach 100 Sentencings

A Seattle man who punched two police officers during last year's riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Thursday.

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This image from U.S. Capitol Police body-worn video that was in government sentencing memorandum in the case, shows Mark Leffingwell inside the U.S. Capitol near the Senate Wing Doors on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Leffingwell, a 52-year-old military veteran who served in Iraq, who punched two police officers during the riot, was sentenced on Feb. 10, 2022, to six months imprisonment. Leffingwell is the fifth rioter to be sentenced for assaulting police at the Capitol. (U.S. Capitol Police via AP)
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A Seattle man who punched two police officers during last year’s riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Thursday, as the Justice Department reached a milestone in one of the largest federal investigations in American history. Mark Leffingwell, a 52-year-old military veteran who was wounded in Iraq, is at least the 100th person to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a Capitol riot-related charge, according to an Associated Press review…

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