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U.S. judge gives Florida man 8 months in prison in Capitol attack

U.S. judge gives Florida man 8 months in prison in Capitol attack

MARK HOSENBALL  A federal judge has handed down an eight-month prison sentence to Floridian Paul Hodgkins for his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, making him the first among hundreds of accused rioters facing prosecution to be incarcerated. Hodgkins, 38, pleaded guilty on June 2 to obstruction of an official proceeding, as Congress was in the process of formally certifying Joe Biden's election last November as U.S. president when supporters of former President Donald Trump rampaged through the building. At a sentencing hearing on Monday, prosecutor Mona Sedky told U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss that Hodgkins,…
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