GOP Mayoral Candidate Gets 10 Days On Riot Charges

NBC News reports:

A former Republican candidate who lost his race for mayor in Connecticut last year was sentenced Wednesday to 10 days of incarceration for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Gino DiGiovanni Jr. admitted he entered the Capitol after he was confronted by NBC Connecticut in October 2022 after he was identified by online “sedition hunters” who have aided hundreds of cases against Capitol rioters. “I wouldn’t want to be arrested for it,” DiGiovanni said at the time. “I guess hindsight is 20/20.”

DiGiovanni was arrested in August 2023, reached a plea agreement last year and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in January. Prosecutors cited NBC Connecticut’s interview with DiGiovanni in seeking a sentence of 30 days behind bars, saying it was clear that DiGiovanni was not remorseful when shown the evidence.

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