The accused U.S. Capitol rioter known as “QAnon shaman” accepted a plea deal with federal prosecutors on Friday in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.
Jacob Chansley entered a guilty plea to one count of obstruction. The Phoenix man was charged with six counts, ranging from civil disorder to violent entry. In May, District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Chansley, who also goes by Jake Angeli, to undergo a psychological exam to see if he was competent to stand trial.
Chansley could face up to 51 months in prison, minus eight months already served, according to sentencing guidelines. He has been in custody since January. Chansley is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 17.
Prosecutors have now charged nearly 600 people from 44 states and Washington, D.C., with various federal crimes in connection with the riot. Chansley, who was seen howling inside the Capitol and bare-chested as rioters entered the area, has largely been the one of the most publicized suspects.
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