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    Marine Veteran Who Attacked Police with Hockey Stick During Capitol Riot Gets 3 Years in Prison

    Marine Veteran Who Attacked Police with Hockey Stick During Capitol Riot Gets 3 Years in Prison

    — A former officer who assaulted police officers with a hockey stick and a sharp metal pole while he stormed the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Wednesday to more than three years in prison.

    Michael Joseph Foy, 33, threw the pole at police and struck officers with the hockey stick as a mob of rioters fought for control of an entrance to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Then he climbed through a broken window and walked around the building.

    Foy, a Marine Corps veteran from Michigan, apologized to the officers whom he assaulted — and “to my country” — before U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan sentenced him to three years and four months of imprisonment. He also thanked the judge for releasing him from pretrial custody in July 2021, allowing him to find a job and improve his mental health.

    “You allowed me to build the life that I so desperately needed after I got out of the Marine Corps,” he told the judge before learning his sentence.

    Chutkan oversees former President Donald Trump's election interference case in Washington, D.C. Her handling of the Jan. 6 riot cases is getting added scrutiny as she presides over Trump's case in the same federal courthouse.

    Trump's trial was originally set to begin next month, but the case has been on hold while Trump appeals his claims of presidential immunity from prosecution. No trial date has been set.

    Chutkan is known for being one of the toughest punishers of Jan. 6 rioters. In…

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