Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Man Who Breached Capitol on Jan. 6 Sentenced to 8 Months in Jail

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A man who entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to eight months in jail on July 19. Paul Hodgkins, 38, of Tampa, Florida, entered the Capitol building on Jan. 6 at approximately 2:50 p.m. He was seen about 10 minutes later wearing a “Trump 2020” shirt and waving a flag with the same message on it, walking among the desks in the Senate well, taking selfie photographs with his cell phone and donning, at one point, white latex gloves. Hodgkins, who exited the Capitol after about 25 minutes inside, was also sentenced to 24 months of supervised release after serving the jail time and ordered to pay a special assessment of $100 and $2,000 in restitution. Defense attorneys pushed for no jail time, noting Hodgkins had no prior criminal record and that he wasn’t accused of being violent while in the building. Patrick Leduc, one defense attorney, …

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