Federal District Judge Thomas Hogan has sentenced Robert Reeder, age 55 of Hartford County Maryland to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine for his role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection.
Reeder pleaded guilty in June to unlawfully demonstrating inside the Capitol.
Judge Hogan stated that the sentence should be a warning to other defendants that they deserve incarceration if they deny responsibility or try to downplay the severity of the attack.
“It has become evident to me in the riot cases that many of the defendants who are pleading guilty are not truly accepting responsibility,” District Judge Thomas Hogan said. “They seem to me to be trying to get this out of the way as quickly and as inexpensively as possible — stating whatever they have to say in the guilty plea, getting probation, and hoping that would be the end of it,” he added.
Hogan added that “other defendants in that riot who are guilty of an infraction… can expect to receive jail time.”
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