- by cnn
- 29 Nov 2023
A Kentucky man with a long criminal record has been sentenced to a record-setting 14 years in prison for attacking police officers with pepper spray and a chair as he stormed the US Capitol with his wife.
Prosecutors had recommended a prison sentence of 24 years and 6 months for Schwartz, a welder.
US district Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Schwartz to 14 years and two months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Stallings pleaded guilty last year to riot-related charges and was sentenced last month to two years of incarceration.
Schwartz was tried with co-defendants Maly and Brown. In December, a jury convicted all three of assault charges and other felony offenses.
More than 1,000 people have been charged with federal crimes related to January 6. Nearly 500 of them have been sentenced, with over half getting terms of imprisonment.
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