COVID Dr. Simone Gold sentenced to prison for Jan. 6 riot

She must also pay $500 in restitution and the maximum fine of $9,500.

Updated: June 17, 2022 - 3:50pm

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The founder of America's Frontline Doctors, Dr. Simone Gold, was sentenced to 60 days in prison for her role in the Jan. 6 riot.

Gold, who rose to fame during the COVID pandemic for pointing out the vaccine's unknown factors, will have one year of supervised release following the prison sentence, Department of Justice records show.

She must also pay $500 in restitution and the maximum fine of $9,500.

Gold pleaded guilty in December to entering and remaining in the Capitol building.

On the afternoon of Jan. 6, Gold spoke in Statuary Hall about her opposition to vaccine mandates and government lockdowns, the DOJ's Statement of Offense claims.

She was arrested by FBI agents 12 days later.

She made headlines in 2021 for telling the "Mad Truth with Dr. Gina" podcast that it is illegal "to mandate an experimental medication or treatment for anything" and advocating for those who are less vulnerable to abstain from vaccination.