Jul 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Capitol rioters who pepper-sprayed officers sentenced to 44 months

Demonstrators breach security fencing during the protest outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Two New York men who pepper-sprayed police officers during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol were sentenced to 44 months in prison on Friday, according to the Justice Department.

Driving the news: Cody Mattice, 29, and James Mault, 30, led a group of rioters as they overwhelmed the police line outside the Capitol, crawled on top of the crowd and pepper-sprayed police officers, according to court documents.

  • Mattice and Mault were also each sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.
  • Mault, who previously served in the United States Army, re-enlisted after he lost his job following the Capitol riot, according to NBC News.
  • He was able to re-enlist despite having already been interviewed by the FBI, NBC reported.
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