New Jersey man first to plead guilty to assault on police during Capitol riot

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On Friday, Scott Fairlamb, a fitness center owner from New Jersey, ended up being the very first Capitol trouble defendant to plead guilty to assaulting authorities on January 6.

The Department of Justice says the one-time MMA competitor was recorded on video berating a line of MPD officers moving through the violent mob outside the U.S. Capitol. In the video clip, Fairlamb, dressed in a brown coat, initial pushes and after that punches an MPD policeman in the face.

Fairlamb pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting a federal officer and obstruction of a main case, both felonies. In return, the government concurred to drop nine various other criminal counts. Federal punishing guidelines recommend a variety of 41-51 month behind bars in Fairlamb’s case– or regarding 3-4 years behind bars.