U.S. prosecutors seek longest prison sentences yet for Capitol rioters

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By Jan Wolfe and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. prosecutors are seeking the stiffest punishments yet for participants in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, urging judges to make an example out of a man filmed punching a police officer and another who stormed the Senate chamber wearing a horned headdress. At a court hearing on Wednesday, government lawyers will ask a judge to hand down a 44-month prison sentence for Scott Fairlamb, a former Mixed Martial Arts fighter from New Jersey, who pleaded guilty in August to assaulting a police officer. He was captured screaming at offic…

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