Fourth Generation Warfare

81-year-old Army vet sentenced to 3 years probation for role in Capitol riot

By Catherine Garcia The Week

One of the oldest people facing charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, 81-year-old Army veteran Gary Wickersham, was sentenced on Tuesday to three years probation for illegally breaching the Capitol.

Wickersham must also spend 90 days under home detention and pay a $2,000 fine and $500 for damages done to the building. After the riot, the FBI was notified that on Jan. 6, Wickersham texted a friend to say he was inside the Capitol. Later, agents spotted Wickersham on security footage from inside the building. During an interview with agents, Wickersham said he was allowed to be in the Capitol because he’s a taxpayer, and he believed law enforcement purposely let the mob in so supporters of former President Donald Trump could be arrested.

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