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'QAnon Shaman' sentenced to 41 months for Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack

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'QAnon Shaman' sentenced to 41 months for Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack
Pro-Trump rioters breach the security perimeter and penetrate the U.S. Capitol to disrupt certification of the Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington, D.C., on January 6. File Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- One of the most high-profile people charged in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack -- the man who was photographed marching through the building wearing a horn hat, a backpack and face paint -- was sentenced Wednesday to a little more than three years in prison for his role in the assault.

The man, Jacob Chansley, appeared in federal court to hear his punishment for unlawfully obstructing an official proceeding. He pleaded guilty to the felony charge in September.

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Wednesday, the court sentenced him to 41 months.

Chansley, 33, has also been called "QAnon Shaman," a reference to the false conspiracy theory that helped instigate the Jan. 6 attack.

Pro-Trump rioters breach the security perimeter and penetrate the U.S. Capitol to disrupt certification of the Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington, D.C., on January 6. File Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI
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Chansley was one of hundreds of radical supporters of former President Donald Trump who attacked the Capitol in a bid to disrupt Congress' certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Many of them have been prosecuted.

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Chansley is the first person charged with a felony offense to be sentenced, and his is the most severe punishment to date for a Capitol rioter. Prosecutors recommended a sentence of 51 months.

Chansley is a self-professed shaman of the QAnon conspiracy believers and has been in jail for the last 10 months.

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