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Nazi sympathizer who stormed Capitol handed 4-year prison term

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JTA — A Navy contractor and ex-Army reservist who took part in the January 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol and has a history of making antisemitic and white supremacist statements was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, who sported a “Hitler mustache” and was known to joke about killing and eating Jews, was captured on video breaching the Capitol and leading others inside in a right-wing mob’s efforts to prevent the Senate to certify Joe Biden’s election as president.

Hale-Cusanelli, 32, of Colts Neck, New Jersey, was employed as an armed security officer for Naval Weapons Station Earle in New Jersey when he joined the January 6 attack.

In May, a jury convicted him of obstructing Congress from certifying US President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. Prosecutors said Hale-Cusanelli lied when he testified at his trial that he didn’t know Congress........

© The Times of Israel

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