Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer sentencing date set for January 6th Capitol Hill riot involvement
Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has a set sentencing date related to his involvement in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol Building riot.
Schaffer pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding of Congress and trespassing on restricted Capitol grounds with a dangerous weapon (bear spray). These pleas were part of a plea bargain that led to the dismissal of other charges. He agreed to cooperate with prosecutors by sharing information on the Oath Keepers, of which he claimed to be a founding, lifetime member.
The outcome of his sentence will depend on the value of his cooperation. Previously, he faced a potential prison term of three and a half to four and a half years. The sentencing is planned for February 20, 2024.
Separately, Schaffer is being sued by the District of Columbia for his involvement in the riots.