Two Ohio men get 45 days in jail for roles in U.S. Capitol riot

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Reuters

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Ohio men on Wednesday received 45-day sentences after pleading guilty for their participation in the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump, becoming the first defendants given jail time for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses committed that day. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg rejected arguments by the two friends, Derek Jancart and Erik Rau, that they should be spared from incarceration because they have accepted responsibility for their actions. Each pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor carrying a …

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