Omaha man sentenced to four months of home detention and three years probation for his involvement in the Capitol riots
Omaha, Nebraska – Omaha man has been sentenced for his involvement in the Capitol riots that took place in January last year, multiple reports say.
According to the latest news, Brandon Straka was sentenced on Thursday to four months of home detention and three years probation. In addition, he will have to serve at least 60 hours of community service and pay $500 restitution.
As we already reported, Straka was charged with engaging in disorderly and disruptive conduct and he pleaded guilty earlier. With the initial charges in place, he faced up to six months in prison and $5,000 fine.
At the sentence hearing, the judge described the offender as a ‘youtuber’ who live-streamed the events in front of the Capitol.
Despite being part of the crowd encouraging and celebrating the violence, he didn’t directly take place in violence and property damaging during the Capitol riot events.
During a presentence interview with U.S. probation, Straka was described as having remorse for his actions and said, “if he could back in time, he would never have gone to Washington, D.C.” He described his conduct on January 6 as “one of the stupidest and tragic decisions of his life.”