A federal judge has sentenced Tim Gionet (aka ‘Baked Alaska’) to 60 days in prison for his actions at the violent January 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol building.
The judge in the case called Gionet’s conduct “shocking” even compared to the rest of the pro-Trump mob.
U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden, a President Donald Trump appointee, said Gionet made a “mockery of democracy,” live streaming while he marauded through the Capitol, swore at Capitol Police officers trying to force him to leave and entered the private offices of two senators.
Once inside, Gionet entered the hideaway of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), where he facetiously picked up a phone and pretended to dial other U.S. senators. He repeatedly suggested that he expected rioters to camp inside the building, and he said he expected Trump would be pleased that his supporters were fighting on his behalf.
Politico goes on to note that the 60-day jail term is more severe than most of the hundreds of misdemeanor defendants who have been sentenced for their participation at the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
But, Judge McFadden agreed with prosecutors that “Gionet’s conduct stood out among other rioters for its brazenness.” Gionet not only took part in the chaos, but livestreamed his journey asking viewers to send him money.
Read more at Politico.
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