This deutschbag will do time.
A former New Jersey Army reservist and Nazi sympathizer known for dressing up like Hitler was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for his role in the Jan. 6 riot.
Fuhrer-wannabe Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 32, of Colts Neck — described in court documents as an “avowed white supremacist” — was handed down the stiff sentence by US District Judge Trevor McFadden after a conviction in May.
McFadden said Thursday that Hale-Cusanelli’s claim that he didn’t know Congress met at the US Capitol building he stormed in January 2021 was a “risible lie,” according to NBC News.
Hale-Cusanelli — who was captured in photos boasting a Hitler-style mustache and hairdo — “absolutely knew” the House of Representatives met in the building, the judge said, adding he told his roommate as much.
Hale-Cusanelli had an “enthusiasm for civil war” and a “well-documented history of violent rhetoric,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memo. They argued for significant prison time due to his background and false statements on the stand.
Before his sentencing, Hale-Cusanelli — who was booted from the military in October — told the court that time in solitary confinement had changed him.
“I disgraced my uniform and I disgraced the country,” he said, vowing that the judge would “never see my face in court after this.”
Before his arrest in January 2021, Hale-Cusanelli worked as a civilian security contractor at Naval Weapons Station Earle, where he had a “secret” security clearance and access to a variety of munitions, according to a US District Court affidavit.