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JON SCHAFFER's sentencing date to be set for role in U.S. capitol riot


Federal prosecutors and Jon Schaffer‘s attorneys have asked a judge to set a sentencing date for the ICED EARTH guitarist in connection with his role in the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.

In a joint status report filed Tuesday (June 6) in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the government and Schaffer‘s attorney asked a judge to schedule a sentencing for January or February.

The filing states: “On April 16, 2021, the Defendant pled guilty to an Information charging him with one count of Obstruction of an Official Proceeding in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(c)(2),and one count of Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1752(a)(1),(b)(1)(A).

“The Defendant Remains on release under the supervision of the District of
Columbia Pre-Trial Services Department. He has remained compliant with pre-trial release conditions. The Defendant’s cooperation plea agreement was the first plea of the several hundred Capitol Riot cases and has involved cooperation in the largest conspiracy arising out of the incident that has been indicted to date. He has remained cooperative with law enforcement since his release.

“At this time, the parties are prepared to schedule a Sentencing Hearing. The parties respectfully request a Sentencing Hearing on a date in the time periods of January 22-26, 2024, or February 20-23, 2024.”

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