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    Appeals Court Ruling that Vacates Air Force Veteran’s Capitol Riot Sentence Could Affect Dozens of Jan. 6 Cases

    Appeals Court Ruling that Vacates Air Force Veteran's Capitol Riot Sentence Could Affect Dozens of Jan. 6 Cases

    A federal appeals court in has ordered a sentence for a retired officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol dressed in combat gear, in a ruling issued Friday that could impact dozens of other cases stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.

    While a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld Larry Brock's conviction, the court said a judge wrongly applied an enhancement that lengthened the recommended prison sentence range under federal guidelines.

    The enhancement — on the grounds that Brock's conduct resulted in “substantial interference with the administration of justice” — has been applied in more than 100 other Jan. 6 defendants' cases, said Patricia Hartman, a spokesperson for the Washington's U.S. attorney's office. If the ruling stands, those defendants who have not already completed their prison terms may push for new sentences.

    When asked whether prosecutors will appeal the ruling, Hartman said they are considering their options.

    Brock was sentenced last year to two years in prison after being convicted of a felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding and misdemeanor offenses. He is currently serving his sentence at a federal lockup in Missouri and is expected to be released in December, according to online Bureau of Prisons records.

    Brock's attorney didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment on Friday.

    The obstruction felony charge is already at the center of

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