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New Jersey Gym Owner Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison For Punching Officer During Capitol Riot

BUTLER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- A New Jersey gym owner who punched a police officer during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Scott Fairlamb, of Butler, was the first to be sentenced for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the Capitol riot.

His 41-month prison term is the longest of 32 riot-related sentences handed down so far.

The sentence may prove to be a benchmark for dozens of others who engaged in violence in the attack.


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