Trump Fan Who Organized Buses To D.C. Sentenced To 60 Days In Capitol Riot Case

A Jan. 6 defendant who prosecutors say had a “front-row seat” to the lethal assault on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Monday.

Frank Scavo, who pleaded responsible to a misdemeanor cost in September, organized buses that took about 200 individuals to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. His plea settlement included a cooperation provision, and Scavo turned over movies that he filmed contained in the Capitol the day of the riot.

“He should have known better [than] to have entered the Capitol,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Meinero, a federal prosecutor, instructed Judge Royce Lamberth, saying that Scavo had a “front-row seat” to the chaos.

Scavo, a Donald Trump supporter from Pennsylvania, spoke earlier than his sentencing, saying his “small size” prevented him from seeing what was occurring round him. He known as Jan. 6 a “dark day” within the nation’s historical past, and stated he wished to make amends for his actions that day.

Prosecutors, in their sentencing memo, stated that Scavo posted a political cartoon on Facebook that confirmed him driving a “Sedition Express” bus to D.C., and that he described himself in feedback as a “Capitol tour guide.”

Frank Scavo made this political cartoon his Facebook profile image.
Frank Scavo made this political cartoon his Facebook profile picture.

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Federal authorities had requested a jail sentence of 14 days for Scavo.

The FBI has arrested greater than 650 defendants in reference to the Jan. 6 Capitol assault, about 1 / 4 of the whole variety of potential defendants who engaged in chargeable conduct that day.

The FBI remains to be in search of greater than 350 individuals who engaged in violence and haven’t but been arrested, together with greater than 250 members of the pro-Trump mob who assaulted members of legislation enforcement. Online sleuths within the “Sedition Hunters” neighborhood have recognized a lot of violent rioters who haven’t but been charged.