Paul Allard Hodgkins is the first of hundreds of Capitol rioters sentenced for a felony.
‘If I had any idea that the protest
Paul Hodgkins, a 38-year-old crane operator from Florida, waved a "Trump 2020" flag on the floor of the Senate chamber January 6 and pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding.
A US Capitol rioter who joined a White supremacist gang while in prison for attempted murder pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor related to the January 6 insurrection.
A man who pleaded guilty to breaching the Senate chamber during the US Capitol insurrection was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a closely watched case that could influence how hundreds of other rioters charged with the same felony are punished.
A Florida man who carried a Trump campaign flag onto the floor of the U.S. Senate during the January 6 riot at the Capitol building was sentenced to eight months in prison on Monday, becoming the first Capitol rioter to receive prison time for felony charges.
Tampa crane operator Paul Hodgkins pleaded guilty last month to one count of obstructing a joint session of Congress meeting to confirm the results of the 2020 election.
The hearing of Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, in Washington, DC could set the bar for the punishments of hundreds of other defendants, should they choose to cop plea deals or go to trial.
More than 500 people have been charged with federal crimes for their role during the Jan. 6 invasion of the Capitol.
Paul Alan Hodgkins faces 18 months behind bars after pleading guilty in federal court to obstructing an official proceeding for his role in trying to prevent Congress from certifying President Biden’s election victory.
Paul Allard Hodgkins has been sentenced to eight months in prison for his actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. NBC's Pete Williams reports on the charges and what this could mean as the first felony case related to the riot.