'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley sentenced to 41 months in prison for role in US Capitol riot

Politics November 17, 2021 News
'QAnon Shaman' Jacob Chansley sentenced to 41 months in prison for role in US Capitol riot

From CNN | Politics by Hannah Rabinowitz and Katelyn Polantz, CNN

Jacob Chansley, the so-called "QAnon Shaman," was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the US Capitol riot.

The Justice Department had asked for Chansley to receive a harsh sentence as a way to set an example among the January 6 rioters, and prosecutors have positioned Chansley as emblematic of a barbaric crowd.

Since then, Chansley gained fame as the "QAnon Shaman," a figure known in the fringe online movement and for widely shared photos that captured him wearing face paint and a headdress inside the Senate chamber.

Photo by Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post

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