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Rocklin, Calif., January 6, defendant sentenced to 21 months in prison

Tommy Frederick Allan will serve 21 months in federal prison in connection with his actions during the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

He also plans to pay a $100 fine and $2,000 to the architects of the Capitol after climbing a wall on a rope and stealing an American flag and papers from the Senate Chamber.

Alan, 54, had pleaded guilty The Electoral College congressional vote has taken place to prove President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in 2020.

Rocklin residents also have a 36-month probation period, said Judge Colleen Koller-Cottery of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Federal prosecutors have sentenced Alan to two years in prison, even if he was not involved in the violence on January 6, considering he was one of the few to enter the Senate floor and stand on the podium. I was looking for Stolen flag next to Jacob Chansley, a self-proclaimed QAnon shaman – a man in a bearskin headdress, bull horns, and face paint, sentenced to 41 months in prison. When police arrived, Alan returned the flag for only leaving the room, U.S. assistant attorney Robert Juman said Thursday.

Juman said Alan knew what he had done was wrong. Allan later deleted the Facebook account that posted about going to the Capitol, burned the stolen documents, and changed his mobile phone to destroy the evidence.

An image from a video of Tommy Allen being taken outside the Capitol building after riots broke out in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. U.S. Department of Justice

Prosecutors worry about future fears of Trump supporters

On behalf of the government, Juman wanted a longer sentence to stop another riot, given Trump and many of his supporters mistakenly believe the 2020 election was stolen. Trump, who has announced plans to run for the White House again in 2024, has repeatedly lied and called into question the election process, including that last month’s midterm elections were “rigged.” ing.

Juman continued, based on social media posts Alan made before and on January 6, Alan said that “being a patriot” meant that day, i.e., “including attacks on the rule of law.” He said he thought it would give him the right to break the “day”. “

The judge agreed, saying the riots were “an unpardonable attack on democracy” and that “the Constitution does not allow riots and rebellions.” Kollar-Kotelly hopes that punishment will deter Alan and others from doing things like this again. He said he hopes he will teach his children what he explained to them that he was exposed to

Alan, a veteran who owns a toddler gym in Roseville, apologized to lawmakers and police, the Biden and Trump administrations, his community, and the country who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The judge took into account the final apology and said Alan was the only one ever sentenced to apologize to the country. I chose

However, Koller-Cottery said that when Allan took part in the rebellion, he violated the oath he took upon enlistment to uphold the Constitution.

Tommy Allen hoisting the Stars and Stripes on the floor of the US Senate floor is captured on video and highlighted by prosecutors during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the US Capitol. in prison. U.S. Department of Justice

Allen ‘saw the error of his ways’ after visiting DC

Allan’s attorney said Thursday that her client only came to Washington that day because Trump convinced him and others that the presidential election was stolen. Officials said her client did not condone or participate in the violence on Jan. said it should not be given as much weight as it did in .

She claimed that Alan was a “complex person” and told people not to destroy items on the Senate floor, even if he entered the Capitol.

According to Jacob, Allan has regretted his actions every day since Jan. 6, saying that “within 24 hours, he realized the error of his ways.” Alan deleted her Facebook account, burned her stolen papers, and replaced her cell phone, not because he intended to destroy her evidence, but because she was being investigated. She said it was because she didn’t. Jacob also argued that: Arrested before making a full confession to an attorney present at the FBI.

Jacob said the fear of prosecution, public humiliation, and “being made a felon” was punishment enough, lest others join the riot in hopes of a lighter sentence. argued that it was a deterrent to

Alan is one of four defendants from the Sacramento area who have been charged with attacking the Capitol. Valerie Elaine Ehlke Arbuckle was put on probation last year after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Two men have a pending case. Sean Mchughan Auburn resident in custody, and Jorge Riley of Sacramento.

Alan is expected to turn himself in with a jail date pending due to doctor-recommended medical procedures.

This story was originally published December 8, 2022 at 4:48 PM.

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Sam Stanton has worked with The Bee since 1991, covering issues as diverse as politics, criminal justice and breaking news.

Gillian Brassill is a Congressional Correspondent for McClatchy’s California Press. She covers federal policies, people, and issues that affect the Golden State from Capitol Hill. She graduated from Stanford University.

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