Prosecutors recommend 51-month sentence for ‘QAnon Shaman’

Federal prosecutors are recommending a 51-month prison sentence for Jacob Chansley, the Capitol rioter known as the “QAnon Shaman” for his outlandish outfits.

In a sentencing memorandum filed Tuesday, prosecutors said they “cannot overstate the seriousness of the defendant’s conduct as a one of the most prominent figures of the historic riot on the Capitol.”

In addition to the prison term of more than four years, the government is asking for three years of supervised release and $2,000 restitution.

Chansley became one of the most recognizable figures from the riot as he paraded through the Capitol shirtless, wearing a hat with horns and his face painted red, white and blue. He pleaded guilty in early September to obstruction of an official proceeding, a charge that comes with a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Earlier this year, Chansley went on a hunger strike and asked former President Trump for a pardon.

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