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Sentencing of Pennsylvania Man Mikhail Edward Slye

Mikhail Edward Slye, 32, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced for his role in the breach of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. The joint session of the US Congress, which was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election, was disrupted by the actions of Mr. Slye and other individuals.

Mikhail Edward Slye’s Punishment

Mr. Slye has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, 18 months supervised release, and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. He had pleaded guilty in January 2023 to one charge of assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers.

Mikhail Edward Slye Sentenced for Actions During January 6 Capitol Riot
Mikhail Edward Slye

Events of January 6

According to court documents, Mr. Slye was wearing a baseball helmet with a facemask and was among the mob storming the Capitol. He entered the building via a broken window near the Senate wing door and left shortly afterwards. He then re-entered the building and went to the Crypt area, where he stayed for 30 minutes.

Afterwards, Mr. Slye went to the north side of the building, observed police using chemical spray to keep a mob away from the north doors, and grabbed a bicycle rack barricade. As a group of officers made their way down the steps just outside those doors, Mr. Slye threw the barricade into the officer's path, causing at least one officer to trip over it, resulting in physical injuries. He also berated other officers attempting to reenter the Capitol, shouting "traitor," "this is our country," "f*** you," "Nazis," and "f***ing bitches" and spat at the police.


The case was prosecuted by the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and the Justice Department's National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section, while investigations were conducted by the FBI's Pit

tsburgh Field Office and its Erie Resident Agency, as well as the FBI's Washington Field Office, with support from the US Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

Since the incident, more than 1,000 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the Capitol, including nearly 350 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. Tips can be submitted to the authorities via 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or [tips.fbi.gov](https://www.fbi.gov).

The investigation into the Capitol breach continues.


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