Capitol 'QAnon Shaman' may appeal this week ! ! ! ! !

Jacob Chansley, who wore face paint and horns during the Jan siege. 6, has appointed two new lawyers facing Wednesday's deadline to file a notice.


A man known as "QAnon Shaman" said he had hired two new lawyers, which indicated he could appeal his sentence this week for his role in the Capitol case on January 6.

The man, Jacob Chansley, who wore face paint and horns during the protest, said in a brief interview on Monday that he intended to hire lawyers and confirmed that he had fired his former lawyer, Albert Watkins. Chansley was sentenced this month to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to trespassing while Watkins represented him.

“Mr. Chansley is a very intelligent man, very intelligent, if he is not a wise man, and I wish him all the best in his life, ”Watkins told NBC News after the trial.

Under the appeal process, Chansley and her attorneys have until Wednesday to file an appeal.

Questions about who represented Chansley arose last week when one of the new lawyers, John Pierce, filed a notice to appear in the case. He and another attorney, William Shipley, announced in a statement that they were taking the case and examining all the procedures, including filing a complaint and seeking the assistance of an unqualified counsel.

Pierce once represented Kyle Rittenhouse, who was convicted last week of shooting dead two men during a protest rally last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Watkins next issued his own statement. claiming to be Chansley's attorney and that Chansley "did not personally authorize Mr. Pierce to represent him. ”

U.S. Regional Judge Royce Lamberth, who sentenced Chansley to one of the longest sentences to date in the Jan case. 6, ordered Monday's hearing to resolve the confusion.

In his plea agreement, Chansley has revoked most of his appeals rights, but he is still able to seek the help of an ineffective counselor. To prove that, Chansley's attorneys will have to prove that Watkins failed to represent him adequately and that the lack of competent representation had a direct impact on the outcome of the case.

Chansley will be the second defendant on January 6 to appeal his sentence. Scott Fairlamb, a former MMA fighter and owner of a New Jersey gymnasium, filed a notice of appeal Wednesday, two weeks after being sentenced to 41 months in prison for punching a police officer during a riot.

Both Chansley and Fairlamb have expressed a desire to be held accountable for their actions during their sentencing hearing.

"I am fully committed to what I did that day," Fairlamb told Lamberth at the time. “That is not what I am. He is not the one I was raised to be. ”

Chansley told Lamberth that his conduct was "inexhaustible" and that he had "absolutely no excuse."