Jake Angeli, ‘QAnon shaman’ sentenced to 41 months for Jan. 6 role

Jake Angeli, the Phoenix man who joined the riot of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 with his face painted and his head topped with a fur hat with horns was sentenced on Wednesday to 41 months in prison.

Given the 11 months he has already served since his January arrest, Angeli will serve about 2½ more years in a federal prison. The judge said he expected it would be a minimum security unit.

Before the judge passed sentence, Angeli addressed the court for about 30 minutes and accepted responsibility for his crime. But said he was not a danger to society.

"I may be guilty of this crime, absolutely," he said. "But I am in no way, shape or form a dangerous criminal. I'm not a domestic terrorist. I'm not an insurrectionist.

"I'm a good man who broke the law," he said.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, right with fur hat, are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. Chansley made a written apology from jail, asking for understanding as he was coming to grips with his actions. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Angeli said that he was, in a way, grateful, for his confinement, giving him the time to evaluate his actions. "You really dig when you’re locked up 22 hours a day," he said.

Angeli said he asked himself how Jesus Christ or Mahatma Gandhi would act and decided that Jesus would respect and understand his captors and that Gandhi would accept responsibility.

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