Prosecutors are recommending a four-month jail term for the first military veteran set to be sentenced for participating in the Capitol riot, citing his service as a factor warranting stiffer punishment. Derek Jancart, an Air Force veteran, breached the Capitol in the early wave of the riot and meandered for 40 minutes — alongside friend and fellow defendant Erik Rau — to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
Although several misdemeanor defendants have pleaded guilt and avoided jail time, prosecutors say they don’t expect that to be common. Rather, those initial defendants were accused of no violence, expressed remorse and cooperated with law enforcement. In the case of Jancart and Rau, however, prosecutors say they came prepared for potential violence — Jancart brought a gas mask and Rau brought kevlar-lined gloves — and were among the first to breach the building.
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Prosecutors are recommending a four-month jail term for the first military veteran set to be sentenced for participating in the Capitol riot https://t.co/7XTrok6isW
— POLITICO (@politico) September 24, 2021
NEW: US Justice Dept recommends FOUR MONTHS PRISON for sentence in Jan 6 case of Derek Jancart, an Air Force veteran who’s pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Capitol
Jancart was accused of having gas mask, going to Pelosi suite, being among 1st “50-100” inside Capitol pic.twitter.com/fTKmOzQrCY
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 24, 2021
Derek Jancart pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with Jan. 6. Max sentence is six months. He admits to engaging in disorderly conduct inside the Capitol. Judge finds him guilty. Sentencing set for Sept. 29. pic.twitter.com/o6gRQxT3wg
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) July 23, 2021
Plea agreement hearing set for Friday for Capitol defendant Derek Jancart, who posted “We’re in” with a photo of Nancy Pelosi’s conference room. pic.twitter.com/UhWwheEBWf
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) July 21, 2021
Govt seeking 4 mos in jail for Jan. 6ers Erik Rau and Derek Jancart (pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct misdemeanor, wired deal). Feds say they prepared for violence, incited others, made it far into the Capitol, lacked remorsehttps://t.co/mfiZNSAoOQhttps://t.co/cGIyxMgylY pic.twitter.com/CbrB34duF5
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) September 24, 2021