New York politics New York

Gay Trumper Brandon Straka sentenced for role in Jan. 6 insurrection

Reading now: 239
www.queerty.com

Brandon Straka, the 44-year-old New York-based hairstylist and Trump loyalist who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for his role in the January 6 Capitol Insurrection, was finally sentenced on Monday.Judge Dabny Friedrich, a Trump appointee, gave Straka no jail time but sentenced him to three months of house arrest, 36 months of probation, $5,500 in fines, and community service.According to court documents, FBI officials identified Straka from a since-deleted video he posted to his own social media page in which he could be heard shouting “Go!

Go!” to the other insurrectionists as they stormed inside the U.S. Capitol building.Two days after he pleaded guilty, Straka emailed his mailing list asking them to send him money for his legal bills.“Start posting positive things that you believe about me,” he wrote. “Push back against the one sided hate attacks that are happening right now.

I still have nothing to say about my case, other than this- as it’s being widely (and likely INTENTIONALLY) misreported: I did NOT enter the Capitol building.”Related: Gay Trump supporter throws epic hissy fit after being kicked off flight for refusing to wear a mask“After being PERMANENTLY BANNED from PayPal, Venmo, and Stripe,” Straka added, “I have CUSTOM CREATED a support platform using a conservative friendly payment processor company.”Officials were also able to tie Straka to the insurrection based on several since-deleted posts from his Twitter account, including:Multiple other people sent the FBI videos that reportedly showed Straka at the Capitol building on January 6.

Read more on queerty.com
The website meaws.com is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News

DMCA