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'Cowboys for Trump' founder dodges additional jail time for Jan. 6 conviction

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New Mexico County Commissioner and “Cowboys for Trump” founder Couy Griffin avoided additional jail time Friday for breaching restricted Capitol grounds on Jan. 6.

U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden delivered a blistering assessment of Griffin’s actions amid the chaos of the Jan. 6 mob, calling it a “dark day” for America. He also decried Griffin’s embrace of conspiracy theories related to the outcome of the 2020 election, as well as to the role of the federal government in responding to the riot.

But McFadden, a Trump appointee, said Griffin’s conduct, while clearly criminal, fell on the low end of the range compared to other Jan. 6 defendants and noted that Griffin had already spent 20 days in jail while awaiting trial, an unusual circumstance for a misdemeanor case.

Ultimately, McFadden sentenced Griffin to 14 days in prison........

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