Ray Epps receives sentencing

2K4RG0R Beijing, USA. 6th Jan, 2021. Supporters of Donald Trump gather near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC, the United States, Jan. 6, 2021. Credit: Liu Jie/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

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Ray Epps, the infamous figure from the Jan. 6 attacks in 2021, has been sentenced to one year of probation three years later.

Ray Epps, a 62-year-old protestor who found his way onto the FBI’s most wanted list, has been handed a one-year probation after pleading guilty to his role during the attacks on the Capitol.

According to Just The News, Epps pleaded guilty to the charge of engaging in disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds.

Prosecutors had wanted Epps to go to jail for six months for apparently joining the crowd who tried pushing police during the attack. Instead, he was given probation. 

Just The News reported what was said in the sentencing memo, “Even if Epps did not physically touch law enforcement officers or go inside of the building, he undoubtedly engaged in collective aggressive conduct.”

According to Politico, Chief Judge James Boasberg felt that the ruling was “not an easy sentencing.”   

While Epps did hand himself in two days after the attack and pleaded guilty to the charge, he still denies that he was working as a government informant at the time.

In 2023, RSBN reported that Epps was suing Fox News for defamation of character over comments made by former host Tucker Carlson.

Epps believes that the comments about him being a law enforcement official caused the conspiracies to grow out of control. Three years later, there is no direct evidence that Epps was involved with the government.  

As reported by Just The News, Epps must also serve 100 hours of community service and pay $500 for restitution.

During the sentencing hearing, prosecutor Mike Gordon did agree that Epps was a victim and defendant, which is why he received lenient sentencing.

According to Politico, Judge Boasberg sympathized with Epps, telling him he would be the only Jan. 6 defendant to suffer “for what [he] didn’t do.”      

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