Capitol rioter who hit officer gets over 3 years in prison

A New Jersey gym owner who punched a police officer during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

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Scott Fairlamb’s sentencing on Wednesday to 41 months in prison is likely to become a benchmark for dozens of other Capitol rioters who engaged in violence.

Fairlamb was the first person to be sentenced for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the riot.

His prison term is the longest among 32 riot-related sentences handed down so far.

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of three years and eight months.

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