Man involved in Capitol riot first to be sentenced to prison on felony charge

In the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, in which thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the building in protest of Congress certifying the 2020 election results, all eyes have been on a number of those involved who were hit with felony-level convictions.

According to Fox News, Tampa, Florida resident Allard Hodgkins, 38, was charged with a felony for his involvement in the riot and has become the first person to be sentenced to jail as a result. A judge announced on Monday that Hodgkins will serve an eight-month sentence for his crime. 

The man, who pleaded guilty last month to one count of “obstructing an official proceeding,” was reportedly sincere enough in his regret for being involved that U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss handed down less of a sentence than what was expected.

Based on Hodgkin’s lack of a prior criminal record, combined with the fact that he wasn’t acting as one of the leaders who organized the ransacking of the Capitol building, Judge Moss’ sentence was 10 months short of the 18-month sentence prosecutors were shooting for.

The man’s attorney also pleaded with the judge to take it easy on his client, saying, “Whatever punishment this court may provide will pale in comparison to the scarlet letter Mr. Hodgkins will wear for the rest of his life.”

Prosecutors in the case admitted that Hodgkins taking immediate ownership of his involvement, unlike many others who attempted to evade being identified, was taken into account as far as sentencing is concerned. The obstruction charge he faced carries a maximum 20-year sentence.

As Fox News noted, the sentencing will likely influence hundreds of additional people who have been charged for various levels of involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

With Hodgkins receiving eight months for not being an organizer of the attack and with a clean record, those who were involved in the riot’s organization — especially if they have priors on their records — will likely be slammed with much longer sentences.

Though most of the country has moved on from the tragic events that unfolded on that day, we’ll likely be revisiting the situation on a somewhat consistent basis moving forward as more of those involved in the riot have their day in court, which, at this point, is at least hundreds of people.

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Stephen Russell (@guest_382751)
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1 month ago

Probe others in jail or prison to since 1-6 alone

cozycalico (@guest_382732)
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1 month ago

Not right but with Dems in charge not surprised either.

Katydid (@guest_382725)
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1 month ago

Totally disgusting. All those that have destroyed American cities are running free as are the criminals that are coming over our Southern border and our government is going after people that have done no harm. Get real. The American people are not being fooled. It is a biased government that are not for our country.

Pattie P Kelly (@guest_382647)
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1 month ago

Antifa and BLM are causes Democraps approve because they are destroying America. These people being sentenced basically have nothing to hide. Some of the people who are STILL in prison have been in solitary confinement since 01/06/21….6 friggin months. The democraps are “nuckyin futs” to say the least.

Ruth (@guest_382633)
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1 month ago

F****in’ A! That was not a riot! What about Antifa and BLM? Stupid ass democrat bastards!

Jeanne (@guest_382630)
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1 month ago

And what about the federal officer who shot and killed an unarmed protester? What’s his name and when is his trial? He’s a murderer and a coward and he should be convicted.

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1 month ago

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Patricia. West Costa (@guest_382597)
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1 month ago

They should not get any time when you let Antifa &BLM GET AWAY WITH MURDER. THAT BUILDING THEY went into was paid for by the people and should be allowed to get into it when they do it with capital polices help

THOMAS (@guest_382588)
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1 month ago

Piglosi wants to investigate Jan 6th ? For what ? To make sure that her paid agitators and instigators did their jobs correctly ? The entire thing was set up and staged for the cameras so they could trap as many Trump supporters as possible ! I just bet that the missing Piglosi laptop has all the plans and instructions for the Jan 6th intrusion on it and that is why the FBI has been looking high and low to find it ! I hope that some Patriot Citizen finds that laptop first and turns it over to an Honorable Senator or House Rep and they make sure the contents are used to arrest and imprison ALL those that took part in the Jan 6th Capitol SCAM !

Shelly (@guest_382587)
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1 month ago

Oh by the way…. Conservatives didn’t storm the Capitol the people were let in by the police !! Get your story straight !!!!

Nick Cignetti (@guest_382572)
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1 month ago

We no longer have a justice system in this country. The FBI, CIA , NSA and the justice department are all divisions of the DNC.

Gerald C Boyle (@guest_382567)
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1 month ago

I think its completely criminal of the Biden administration to throw the proverbial book at one group, and not the others.
There are all kinds of videos on the riots in all towns. The person’s of interest in those little riffs need to be justiceafied first.

Martiné (@guest_382565)
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1 month ago

Just because he claims to be a Trump supporter doesn’t mean he is one! Could be a plant. Even if he is, it does not mean President Trump told him to do it! Everyone has a choice to do what they want, storming the Capitol was wrong! I’m am tired of hearing President Trumps name attached to something that was not in his control!

Rowena Sloan (@guest_382563)
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1 month ago

It’s trying to get back at Trump. People who thot they were doing right thing are being held unnecessarily! This should be like Mayor of Portland who let people riot under ‘fair disturbances ‘. Except for a few hard-core on 1-6 I think most thot they were trying to make their point! Not go crazy!!

Guest (@guest_382562)
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1 month ago

Why not give this guy credit for time already served if he has sat in jail since Jan 6th? Seems fair to do so.

Jim Mathison (@guest_382561)
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1 month ago

Why does the government people think that they own the capitol! They don’t it belongs to
WE THE PEOPLE! So why are we not allowed to go into the capitol or the White House! We the people pay for them both everyday from our hard earned money we eagerly receive each week!
Therefore no person should be branded a terrorist or seditious because it IS OUR PROPERTY!
It is the commie Nazi traitor bastards that are working so hard to take down the US and the Constitution that need to be branded and eliminated on the spot! THE ONLY GOOD ENEMY IS A DEAD ENEMY!!
MADHATTER

Katy Lied (@guest_382560)
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1 month ago

The Dem/Pelosi engineered “Capitol Riot” was a vehicle to impeach Trump. Now Pelosi wants a “commission” to engineer the deflection away from her, but it isn’t quite coming together the way the queen wanted it to.

Martiné (@guest_382566)
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1 month ago

Took the words out of my mouth, that I do believe! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Except she is no queen, more like a toad!

IH8LIBS (@guest_382557)
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1 month ago

When do the BLM and Antifa Scum that committed felonies all summer get their jail sentences? Oh that’s right…

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