Jan. 6 participant who put feet on Pelosi's desk gets 4.5 years behind bars
The photo of Barnett placing his feet atop Pelosi's desk was one of several images that achieved viral status from that day.
A participant in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Riot who was photographed placing his feet on then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk inside her Capitol office, has received 4.5 years in prison.
Richard Barnett of Arkansas, received 54 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release, plus a $2,000 fine for his actions during the incident, the Department of Justice confirmed on Wednesday.
Barnett was convicted in January of this year on felony counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding, interfering with a police officer during a civil disorder, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous or deadly weapon, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon.
The photo of Barnett placing his feet atop Pelosi's desk was one of several images that achieved viral status from that day. Among the most known are various shots of Jacob Chansley, aka the QAnon Shaman charging through the Capitol while wearing a horned helmet.
Another photo emerged of Adam Johnson making off with the Speaker's podium.
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