Federal Judge Amit Mehta pointed the finger of blame at former President Donald Trump during the sentencing of Capitol rioter John Lolos. Mehta did not mince words when sentencing Lolo to 14 days in jail and $500.00 in restitution for his part in the attack.
“People like Mr. Lolos were told lies, were told falsehoods, were told the election was stolen when it was not. Regrettably, people like Mr. Lolos who were told those lies took it to heart. And they are the ones paying the consequences,” Mehta said.
“Those who created the conditions that lead to Mr. Lolos’ conduct have in no meaningful measure been held accountable,” Judge Mehta added. He told Lolos “You were a pawn. You were a pawn in the game played by people who know better.”
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