Three active-duty Marines who were convicted on charges stemming from their participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol have been sentenced to community service and probation, their lawyers told Military.com
The trio — Joshua Abate, Micah Coomer and Dodge Hellonen — who were friends in the same unit, drove to Washington, D.C., from Quantico, Virginia, to participate in the siege. Each was sentenced separately this week, beginning with Hellonen on Monday. Court records also show that Hellonen and Abate are in the process of being administratively separated from the service, while Coomer was separated at the end of his contract.
David Dischley, the lawyer for Abate, told Military.com that his client was sentenced Wednesday to one year of supervised probation with the condition that he complete 279 hours of community service. Phillip Stackhouse, the lawyer for Coomer, also said his client received “probation and community service” at a hearing Tuesday but did not offer specifics.
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All three Marines took plea deals in which they pleaded guilty to a single count of “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”
Dischley said he was “very pleased with the thoughtful consideration given by the Court” and called the decision “very fair and…