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A federal judge sentenced Jacob Chansley to 41 months in prison for his role in the Capitol riot.
Also known as the QAnon Shaman, Chansley thanked the judge for allowing him an organic diet in jail.
"I took a lot of flak for that," Judge Royce Lamberth told Chansley during Wednesday's hearing.
Months after striding into the Capitol in a horned headdress, Jacob Chansley piled praise Wednesday on the federal judge who would sentence him to prison in connection to the January 6 riot.
Chansley, more widely known as the QAnon Shaman, noted Judge Royce Lamberth's past military service and said he regretted meeting a "man of your honor and stature" in the context of his sentencing.
And while Lamberth kept Chansley locked up for months as he faced criminal charges, that did not stop the QAnon Shaman from thanking the judge appointed by President Ronald Reagan for granting his request for an organic diet while being held in jail.
"I took a lot of flak for that," Lamberth said, referring to his decision in February to grant Chansley's unusual request.
"God bless you for it," Chansley said. "It made all the difference."
Lamberth ultimately sentenced Chansley to 41 months in prison, which is 10 months shorter than the term federal prosecutors recommended after Chansley pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding.
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