• June 13, 2024

Ray Epps Has Been “Sentenced” For His “Role” In January 6th..

In a recent court decision, Ray Epps, an individual recorded encouraging demonstrators on January 6th, was sentenced by Chief Judge James Boasberg to one year of probation for his involvement in the Capitol riot. The judge’s ruling came after Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors recommended a six-month jail term for Epps. As part of the sentence, Epps is also required to pay $500 in restitution.

Epps had previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds in September, following negotiations with federal prosecutors. In response to the prosecution’s call for a six-month probation, Epps’ legal team proposed a probationary sentence with conditions, including a potential firearms restriction, $500 restitution, and a mandatory $25 special assessment.


Livestream footage from January 5, 2021, depicted Epps among a crowd of Trump supporters, urging them to enter the Capitol on January 6th. In his remarks, Epps emphasized the defense of the Constitution and called for a peaceful entry into the Capitol. The footage sparked widespread speculation regarding Epps’ association with federal agents, as he had not been charged at the time. Epps later attributed his charges to a defamation lawsuit against Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson and Fox News.

The court’s decision on Epps is part of ongoing legal proceedings related to the January 6th attack. Over the past three years, more than 1,200 defendants from across the United States have faced charges in connection with the events of that day, according to a DOJ update. Notably, more than 500 defendants have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

As the legal landscape unfolds, the sentencing of Ray Epps raises questions about the broader implications of individual cases linked to the Capitol riot.

The Daily Allegiant