Brandon Straka, the 44-year-old New York-based hairstylist and Trump loyalist who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for his role in the January 6 Capitol Insurrection, was finally sentenced on Monday.
Judge Dabny Friedrich, a Trump appointee, gave Straka no jail time but sentenced him to three months of house arrest, 36 months of probation, $5,500 in fines, and community service.
According to court documents, FBI officials identified Straka from a since-deleted video he posted to his own social media page in which he could be heard shouting “Go! Go!” to the other insurrectionists as they stormed inside the U.S. Capitol building.
Two days after he pleaded guilty, Straka emailed his mailing list asking them to send him money for his legal bills.
“Start posting positive things that you believe about me,” he wrote. “Push back against the one sided hate attacks that are happening right now. I still have nothing to say about my case, other than this- as it’s being widely (and likely INTENTIONALLY) misreported: I did NOT enter the Capitol building.”
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“After being PERMANENTLY BANNED from PayPal, Venmo, and Stripe,” Straka added, “I have CUSTOM CREATED a support platform using a conservative friendly payment processor company.”
Officials were also able to tie Straka to the insurrection based on several since-deleted posts from his Twitter account, including:
- “Patriots at the Capitol – HOLD. THE. LINE!!!!”
- “I arrived at the Capitol a few hours ago as Patriots were storming from all sides. I was quite close to entering myself as police began tear-gassing us from the door. I inhaled tear gas & got it in my eyes. Patriots began exiting shortly after saying Congress had been cleared.”
- “I’m completely confused. For 6-8 weeks everybody on the right has been saying ‘1776!’ & that if congress moves forward it will mean a revolution! So congress moves forward. Patriots storm the Capitol – now everybody is virtual signaling their embarrassment that this happened.”
- “Also- be embarrassed & hide if you need to- but I was there. It was not Antifa at the Capitol. It was freedom loving Patriots who were DESPERATE to fight for the final hope of our Republic because literally nobody cares about them. Everyone else can denounce them. I will not.”
- “Perhaps I missed the part where it was agreed this would be a revolution of ice cream cones & hair-braiding parties to take our government back from lying, cheating globally interested swamp parasites. My bad.”
Multiple other people sent the FBI videos that reportedly showed Straka at the Capitol building on January 6. In one of the clips, he allegedly tells the mob, “We’re going in!” In another, he allegedly orders them to attack a police officer, yelling, “Take the shield! Take it! Take it!”
Straka signed a plea deal with prosecutors, agreeing to provide agents with “copies of any social media accounts, postings, videos, or photos” and answer questions “regarding events in and around January 6, 2021.” In exchange, prosecutors sought a lighter sentence.
LOL not my! gay type lol!!
Too bad he got no jail time, he would’ve been “popular”. I’m certain ge elusive been someone’s prison bitch
Instead he’ll be his own bitch, wanking away to MAGA “porn” during his house arrest. Surprised he wasnt ordered to stay away from the internet, I mean that’s what spreads this disease in the first place.
Seems like a very light sentence to me. I guess the fix is in.
Full on mental illness
No jail time? Everyone associated with the insurrection should get years.
he sort of looks like Matt Bomer… if Matt let himself go and was an alcoholic.
Does anyone else have the problem where they start typing here, then look up and it’s stopped after 5 letters and you have to go back and re type a sentence?
What a piece of human garbage. A true moron. Hopefully his more intelligent clients find someone less stupid to cut their hair.
You’d think these pinheads living out their “1776” historical reenactment fantasy might bother to read some actual history. But apparently not.
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Lemmings do what they are told! I am done trying to understand the logic (or lack of) involved in their decision making process. If only Jaida Essence Hall had been at the capitol that day. One simple “Look Over There” may have been able to distract and confuse them and the insurrection would have never occurred.
Paul Rudnick should get to work on the movie. Could be another “Dog Day Afternoon.”
Hey, I came here looking for “Let’s Go, Brandon!” jokes, where are they??? Let’s go, Brandon… this way… Cell #113, yeah.
bet he’s already got a g-hole in his mud room door
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lol but ewwwww
Of course the Trump appointee gives out zero jail time for violently breaking into the Capitol and trying to overthrow the govt.
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This man encouraged others to hurt a police officer and got a big slap on the wrist. I can’t! Also- you don’t hear these details on Fox and certainly never out of the Orange ones mouth who claimed he was all about supporting men in blue — but had it been a democrat on video yelling for everyone to go after a man in blue ? well you know the rest.
Even after being sentenced to home detention for 3 months (at her parents house in Nebraska!!!) little Miss Mary Whines a lot will have lots of special time.to create a makeover so she can spend all.of the money she’s raised playing martyr to an abusive gubmint!!
Oh, the per$ecution!! The $uffering!! SEND MONEY NOW!
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She is strugglin’ with some demons!
Remember when “Gays for Trump” actually held a national event and around 12 people showed up?
Bitch Please.. You’re your own worst enemy.. Another sad, demented ,unbalanced Drumpfy !!!
Had he been Black and part of a BLM group storming the Capital he would have been shot dead or jailed for years. These light sentences for participating in an attempted coup are a joke. Note how he also made sure to use one of the right-wing’s favorite phrases, “virtue signalling.”
Oh my! He must love Trump grabbing him!
How does another gay person become so incredibly
You are an embarrassment to the gay community.
Hear hear! A true embarassment!
Another slap on the wrist for a dangerous seditionist that should be rotting in prison.
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That wasn’t a sentence, that was a joke…
…and a bad one at that.
What happened to the other gay guy who videotaped himself in the Capital bathroom? Pretty sure it was reported here on queerty.
At the very lest they should revoke his “GAY CARD”.
These slaps on the wrists are bullshit. A $5500 fine and a suspended jail time. House arrest, really? Let the fool rot in jail for his part in the insurrection. These sentences are absolutely no deterrence to future rebellions.
Well he is going to have a great time in the slammer and remember don’t drop the soap
Um…does anyone really want this insurrectionist douchebag working with any legit nonprofit to do community service???