Gym owner pleads guilty to assaulting officer in Jan. 6 riot
August 6, 2021
A New Jersey gym owner on Friday became the first person to plead guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Scott Kevin Fairlamb's deal with federal prosecutors could be a benchmark for dozens of other cases in which Capitol rioters clashed with police. Fairlamb's attorney said prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence ranging from about 3 1/2 to 4 1/4 years, but the judge isn't bound by that term of the plea agreement.
His plea comes less than two weeks after a group of police officers testified at a congressional hearing about their harr...