A Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient who admitted to being part of the mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6 received a $500 fine without any probation or supervision. which of the court.
William Blauser75 years old, went from Pennsylvania to the Capitol with his friends Pauline Bauera pizzeria owner who made a name for himself by entering Back and forth bible with the judge overseeing her case and asserting what looks like a so-called “sovereign citizenship” measure. For example, Bauer made headlines when she asserted she was “not human”.
Blauser and Bauer are among the scores of Donald Trump advocates that the police were violent at the Capitol and stormed the building on January 6 to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s win the 2020 presidential election.
Blauser, seen in a Trump hat, has never been charged with engaging in violence or destroying property. Bauer, on the other hand, is seen on police body cam the scene asks them to”[b]Call Nancy Pelosi here now “and the Speaker of the House and her colleagues” needs to be hanged. ”
In November, Blauser pleaded guilty to one count of marching, protesting or photographing a picnic inside the Capitol building, a misdemeanor punishable by six months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Prosecutors asked for a sentence of three months of house arrest, three years of probation, 60 hours of community service, and $500 in restitution. Blauser only asked for a probationary sentence.
At Thursday’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, expressed concern that Blauser was seen having some sort of physical contact with police inside the Capitol building that day. However, the government said that prosecutors accepted Blauser’s assertion that he was trying to expel Bauer from his confrontation with police.
“Multiple Sclerosis. Bauer was one of Mr. Blauser’s best friends,” said Blauser’s attorney. Rammy Barbari said at the hearing. “He always argued that he was trying to limit Ms. Bauer’s contact with law enforcement.”
“I can see you might have been coerced in one way or another by Mrs. Bauer,” McFadden said.
McFadden pressed Blauser to explain how he came to stand in front of him, awaiting sentencing for pleading guilty to federal charges.
“Sir, how did this happen?” McFadden asked. “[L]ook before your records, you are the last person anyone would expect to get in trouble with the law. What happens?”
Blauser replied that he wanted to see the memorial to those who fought in Vietnam, where Blauser did many business trips and received Purple Hearts and other rewards.
“I wanted to go see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,” Blauser said. “I have some friends who are doing it. I thought it would be a good time to go there and see that, which I never had a chance to do.”
Blauser also said he hopes to meet the Pennsylvania senator Doug Mastrianoa GOP legislator accused of taking part in the January 6 riots appears to have raise his profile in status.
“I want to see our senator speak because he is a man who speaks for our freedom, and that is something I fought so hard for while working in Vietnam.[,] for our freedom, so that was my intention,” Blauser said.
McFadden said he didn’t question why Blauser was at the Capitol on January 6, but his entry into the building was a bit confusing.
“I think a lot of Americans are wondering how a political rally turned out to be such a disaster,” McFadden said. “I don’t know about any [Jan. 6] the defendant has your perfect long-standing background, but if this happens to you, it’s confusing… how could this happen? ”
Blauser said he couldn’t undo his actions, but he was “very sorry and regretful.”
McFadden told Blauser that as he made his way through the crowd that day, he “intruded into one of the holiest places in our country,” and later added, “You’ve become a part of the mob is involved in something much more dangerous and destructive than anything you intended. “
In the end, McFadden delivered a sentence that was exactly what the government demanded, and ordered Blauser to pay a $500 fine for his role in the siege of the Capitol. He will also pay $500 in damages for the Capitol.
“But for your long and untraceable record, this would be a very different sentence,” McFadden told Blauser at the end of the hearing. “We all make mistakes and January 6 is yours. I’m sure you won’t do that again.”
According to Law & Crime’s review of convictions in the January 6 prosecutions, Blauser appears to be the first defendant to be convicted only of fines and restitution.
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