A Buffalo man has been sentenced to significant prison time after participating in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The WNY man will spend several years behind bars for his role in the riots.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Thomas Sibick, of Buffalo, was sentenced on Friday, July 28, 2023, to 50 months in prison, according to WGRZ. Prosecutors originally asked for a 71-month sentence. Sibick pleaded guilty to assault and theft charges for an attack on Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone.

Sibick stole a badge and radio from officer Fanone, who was badly beaten by the mob of rioters at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. The officer's body camera caught Sibick stealing the badge and radio and both were found buried in his yard in Buffalo.

He will also have to pay $7,500.79 in restitution for the theft.

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Pro-Trump Protestors Attacked The U.S. Capitol [Video]

January 6, 2021 will go down as a horrific day in U.S. history. Supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump attached the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. in an effort to stop the certification of the election results. The traitorous crowd harmed law enforcement, destroyed property, stole items, and ultimately resulted in 5 people dying.

According to CNN, around 1 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the pro-Trump protestors gathered around the outside of the Capitol building. About an hour and a half later, the protestors broke windows and broke into the building, invading it, essentially.

After Congress finished certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election in the early hours of January 7, 2021, President Trump released a statement about the peaceful transition of power after being criticized heavily by Americans,

"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in residential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!"

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