The New Jersey Advance reports:
Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, the former Naval base employee and Army reservist from Monmouth County convicted of rioting in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to four years in federal prison Thursday. Multiple reporters present at the sentencing in Washington, D.C. reported the sentence via Twitter. Prosecutors argued for 78 months, or 6 1/2 years, behind bars for Hale-Cusanelli, who they say is a white supremacist and anti-Semite.
Hale-Cusanelli has become somewhat of a leader among jailed Capitol riot suspects and has continued to harbor a fondness for Nazi writings and symbols, prosecutors said. From the stand, he made additional headlines for saying: “I know this sounds idiotic, but I’m from New Jersey. In all my studies, I didn’t know there was an actual building that was called the ‘Capitol.’ It’s embarrassing and idiotic.”
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UPDATE: Federal Judge Trevor McFadden has sentenced former Army reservist Tim Hale-Cusanelli to four years in prison (below feds’ recommendation)
They argued Cusanelli said being in Capitol was “exhilarating”, claimed to be hoping for a “civil war,” urged mob to advance https://t.co/9hocfRDPGQ
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 22, 2022
🚨 SENTENCE: Timothy Hale-Cusanelli ordered to serve 48 months (4 years) in prison to be followed by 36 months of supervised release for obstructing the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6. https://t.co/UPRjyFnGCL
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) September 22, 2022
“A student of history and government who had previously explained the intricacies of Presidential election procedure to his friends, Hale-Cusanelli falsely testified at trial that he did not know that… ‘Congress’ sat in the Capitol building” https://t.co/050N18g9qR
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 22, 2022
Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, who also held a “secret” security clearance, was described by prosecutors as a Nazi sympathizer. https://t.co/jCjIL3bGbP
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 22, 2022