To date, more than a thousand suspects have been arrested in connection with the Capitol storm. More than 230 of them have been sentenced to prison terms, many trials are still ongoing.
A maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison can be imposed for seditious conspiracy. However, the prosecution must prove that there was a conspiracy to overthrow the US government or to use force to defy its authority. Trump supporters had stormed the seat of the US Congress to prevent Democrat Joe Biden’s November 2020 victory from being confirmed.
Sentences for storming the US Capitol
Still, some men have become somewhat of a celebrity by storming the Capitol. In the photo gallery you can see some of them who have already been convicted and are now serving their prison sentences.
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