Former Ohio Teacher Receives Sentence For Involvement In The January 6th Capitol Attack
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Gray DC) – A former Cleveland public school employee sentenced on Friday. For her role in the deadly January 6th attack on the United States Capitol.
Priola appeared with her attorney in Courtroom 9 of the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington, DC.
The 50-year-old is accused of breaking into the Capitol. Eventually, the Senate chambers disrupt a joint session of Congress. Legislators were meeting to certify the Electoral College vote and the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Priola sentenced to 15 months in prison, a year of supervised release, and $2,000 in restitution fines by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan.
In seven videos, which will be made public soon, Justice Department attorney Jolie Zimmerman demonstrated Priola’s intent to prevent a peaceful power transfer.
The sign Priola was holding is what made her stand out in the videos. On one side of Priola’s character, it says, “the children cry out for justice.” “We, the people, take back our country,” it says on the other side.
Priola sat for the majority of the hearing, staring down at her clasped hands until she was permitted to address the judge.
Priola expressed regret in her comments, saying she was “horrified” to see herself in those videos and was attempting to redeem herself, particularly with her loved ones.
The judge allows Priola to surrender voluntarily.
Her lawyer requested that she serve her sentence at Alderson, an all-female prison in West Virginia.
After the sentencing, the Gray Washington News Bureau spoke with Priola’s lawyer. He declined an interview, expressing concern that Priola had previously received death threats.