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    Judge Sentences Former Sailor Inspired by Hitler and US Terrorists for Storming the Capitol

    Judge Sentences Former Sailor Inspired by Hitler and US Terrorists for Storming the Capitol

    A former Navy reservist who told an undercover agent that he was inspired by the Unabomber and admired Adolf Hitler was sentenced to four years in prison for his part in storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

    A federal judge sentenced Hatchet Speed to 48 months of jail on several charges stemming from his part in breaching the Capitol, as well as three more years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine. Speed has also been sentenced to three years for firearms offenses tied to his possession of unregistered silencers.

    Speed was also a petty officer 1st class and a cryptologic technician in the Navy Reserve. According to Navy records provided to .com in June, when Speed was arrested on the original Jan. 6-related charges, the sailor had been assigned to several prominent commands in the , D.C., area, including the Navy Criminal Investigative Service headquarters and the Naval Warfare Space Field Activity at the National Reconnaissance Office. The NRO is responsible for developing, launching and operating America's spy satellites.

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    Court documents say he held a Top Secret clearance and had access to “Sensitive Compartmented Information” — the most restrictive documents in the national security environment.

    Navy spokeswoman Lt. Alyson Hands told Military.com that Speed's enlistment contract expired in November 2022.

    In court…

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