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Jacob Chansley, known as the "QAnon Shaman," at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

The Department of Justice asked a federal court Tuesday to sentence Jacob Chansley, known as the "QAnon Shaman," to more than four years in prison for obstruction of an official proceeding during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Details: Prosecutors also asked that Chansley, who pleaded guilty to the charge in September, should spend three years under supervised release after his prison sentence and pay $2,000 in restitution, according to a sentencing memorandum.

  • “Defendant Chansley’s now-famous criminal acts have made him the public face of the Capitol riot,” prosecutors said in the filing.

The big picture: Chansley has spent more than nine months in jail since being indicted.

  • A federal judge denied Chansley's request to be released in March, saying he was a risk for potential future violence.

Chansley's lawyer called the recommendation "shameful," per NBC News.

  • “The prosecutor’s recommendation supports the proposition that the Government remains willfully delusional about the role in the events of January 6 of a young, gentle man with zero criminal history and long standing mental health vulnerabilities. It is shameful,” Albert Watkins told NBC.

What's next: Chansley is set to be sentenced on Nov. 17.

Go deeper: Judge denies Trump effort to shield records from Jan. 6 committee

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Capitol rioter gets 41 months in longest Jan. 6 sentence

Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/for the Washington Post via Getty Images

A former mixed martial arts fighter was sentenced to 41 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to assaulting a police officer, a felony charge stemming from his participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Scott Fairlamb, 44, is the first Jan. 6 rioter to be ordered to serve years behind bars. The sentence could set a benchmark for other cases that prosecutors have brought against people involved in the attack.

Storms pummel flood-hit Pacific Northwest as border river overflows

An image of the water-logged Sumas Prairie area taken last Friday. Photo: B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Twitter.

The latest ferocious storm system to hit the Pacific Northwest triggered fresh evacuation orders and at least one mudslide in flood-ravaged British Columbia, Canada, late Sunday.

Threat level: Flood sirens sounded in Washington state as the Nooksack River overflowed. Henry Braun, mayor of Abbotsford, B.C., told reporters the water flow was headed toward the Canadian border city later Sunday. "There's nothing to stop it," he said.

Updated 4 hours ago - Health

First North American Omicron cases identified in Canada

COVID-19 testing personnel at Toronto Pearson International Airport in September. Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The first two cases of the new Omicron variant have been detected in North America, the Canadian government announced Sunday evening.

Driving the news: The World Health Organization has named Omicron a "variant of concern," but cautioned earlier on Sunday that it is not yet clear whether it's more transmissible than other strains of COVID-19.

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