It is curious why the Judicial Branch of our government hands out feather-light sentences to those who were involved in the 2021 failed coup. A character nick-named Baked Alaska just received a two-month sentence for “trespassing” at our nation’s Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Anthime “Baked Alaska” Gionet aka Tim Treadstone is an ultra-conservative media agitator. The internet personality videotaped a live feed of the insurrection. And attorneys for the Department of Justice showed the video during the sentencing hearing.
U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden presided over Baked Alaska’s case. And Department of Justice (DO) attorneys aired the video during the sentencing hearing as evidence of the media personality’s guilt.
The U.S. government prosecutors argued for a 75-day sentence while defense attorneys fought for a 45-day sentence. The judge saw fit to split the difference and gave Baked Alaska 60 days in jail with two years of probation. The judge noted that the defendant’s behavior on January 6 was “pretty shocking.”
Gionet faced misdemeanor charges. They included disorderly conduct, assault, and criminal trespass.
Senior legal affairs writer for The POLITICO Kyle Cheney covered the hearing and tweeted:
‘JUST IN: Judge McFadden has sentenced Anthime “Baked Alaska” Gionet to 60 days in prison for his actions at the Capitol on Jan. 6, calling his behavior “pretty shocking.’
What would Baked Alaska’s sentence have looked like had he been charged with promoting sedition?