A Capitol rioter has been granted leniency by a judge who cited his cooperation with the House January 6 committee in sentencing him to just 28 in prison.
Robert Schornak, 39, of Michigan was sentenced on Friday by Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, who praised him for speaking to the select committee.
Schornak had pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of entering and remaining in a restricted building, and prosecutors were seeking a prison term of six months, citing a number of aggravating factors.
Prosecutors noted in court filings that Schornak admitted to stealing a US flag from the Capitol during the riot, and that before traveling to DC he had texted his brother: ‘We’re obviously going next week, we can’t stay home n watch our…
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