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950 Charged So Far For Roles In January 6, 2021 Capitol Attack

Two years after a violent mob forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, more than 950 people have been charged for their roles in the riot, while the FBI continues to seek hundreds more. "Our work is far from over," said Attorney General Merrick Garland. Roughly 350 suspects remain on the FBI's wanted list of violent offenders at the Capitol that day, USA Today reports. More than two-thirds are wanted for violence against the estimated 140 law enforcement officers assaulted. The FBI has reviewed almost four million files, including 30,000 video files, and continues to seek tips from the public. More than 3,860 counts of criminal activity had been alleged against 934 of the defendants through mid-December. Nearly all the accused rioters were charged with disorderly and disruptive conduct. Most also were charged with entering and/or remaining in a restricted building or grounds. More than a quarter have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers.


Some 350 people have been sentenced for Jan. 6 activities. So far the longest prison term is 10 years, imposed on Thomas Webster, 56, a retired New York Police Department officer and Marine Corps veteran found guilty of attacking a Metropolitan Police Department officer. Four others have been sentenced to more than seven years: Albuquerque Cosper Head (90 months), Guy Reffitt (87 months), Thomas Robertson (87 months), and Kyle Young (86 months). The average incarceration time is 16 months. More than 480 defendants have pleaded guilty to at least one of the government’s charges. Of those, at least 118 pleaded guilty to felonies, the Justice Department said, including 52 who pleaded to charges of assaulting law enforcement officers.

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