Aaron Mostofsky, the son of a New York City judge who joined the mob that stormed the Capitol last year, was sentenced on Friday to eight months in prison.
Mostofsky, 35, carried a walking stick and wrapped his body in fur during the January 6, 2021 attack. She told a friend that she chose her dress because even a caveman would know that the 2020 presidential election had been “stolen,” according to court documents.
US District Judge James Bosberg reprimanded Mostofsky for believing former President Donald Trump’s election lies.
“I hope you leave some fantasy world behind,” the judge told him in court.
Bosberg also requires Mostofsky to pay a $2,000 fine, complete 200 hours of community service and submit to one year of supervised release.
Mostofsky’s father, Steven Mostofsky, is a New York State judge in Brooklyn.
According to the Associated Press, Bosberg said, “What you and others did that day changed how our country is perceived, both at home and abroad, and that cannot be undone.”
Prosecutors had recommended a sentence of 15 months with a period of three years’ supervised release.
Mostofsky expressed regret for his actions, saying he began to make bad decisions as the protests turned into violent chaos.
But prosecutors say his actions were intentional — that he voluntarily joined a group of Trump supporters who were actively protesting law enforcement outside the Capitol building and forced the crowd to break through a police line. helped in
Court documents state that while going up the stairs, Mostofsky picked up a police jacket and put it on before becoming the 12th rioter to break into the building. While inside, he was interviewed by a reporter for the New York Post, who said lawmakers “should not be intimidated” but should investigate baseless allegations of election fraud.
At another point, Mostofsky raised a riot shield, but the equipment was snatched by a US Capitol police officer.
Since January 6, 2021, authorities have arrested nearly 800 people in connection with the unprecedented attack, including some 250 who were accused of assaulting, resisting or deterring police officers.
Many people have taken ple deal till now. Trials for the other defendants began in March and have been largely a victory for federal officials.