Paul Hodgkins, 38, will spend eight months in a closed regime; at the time, five people died in an act in Washington
Paul Hodgkins, 38, was sentenced to eight months in prison for having participated in the attacks on the Capitol in January 2021. At the time, crowds from different parts of the country attacked Washington in an attempt to prevent confirmation of the victory of Joe Biden against Donald Trump in the presidency of USA. Five people died, dozens were injured and hundreds were arrested. Despite being the first convicted, Hodgkins is not the only one listed in the process. A 49-year-old Indiana resident was sentenced to three years of probation, 120 hours of community service and a $500 fine. More than 500 people are still awaiting trial. Paul Hodgkins pleaded guilty, said he was sorry and even claimed that his conduct for having motivated others to participate in the “destructive acts”.