Kevin Seefried, the Delaware man who carried the Confederate flag through the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot was sentenced to 3 years in Prison, according to multiple reports. This verdict comes more than two years after photos of him walking through the Capitol halls became a staple image of the attack.

U.S. District Court Judge, Trevor McFadden, convicted the 53-year-old back in June 2022 after finding him guilty of multiple charges, including obstructing Congress, entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct and unlawful parading.

His son, Hunter McFadden, was also convicted on obstruction charges but acquitted on all other counts held against him. He was sentenced to two years in prison, last year.

Defense attorney Eugene Ohm emphasized that his client turned himself in voluntarily with no violent rhetoric on social media. He said that “As soon as he figured out what he had done, he acted remorsefully,” even though Seefried fought the charges at trial.

Prosecutors and law enforcement officials allege that both Seefried and his son were amongst the first 15 rioters to breach the capitol during the riot.

Both were accused of joining a mob that chased Police Officer Eugene Goodman in the building asking “Where are the members at? Where are they counting the votes?”

During his sentence hearing, McFadden said, “Bringing a Confederate flag into one of our nation’s most sacred halls was outrageous.” According to the Associated Press, Seefried apologized for his actions, saying “I never wanted to send a message of hate.”

More than 900 people have been arrested in connection with Jan. 6, resulting in nearly 500 guilty pleas and several prison sentences. Investigations are ongoing.

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