Tina Peters– the previous clerk of Mesa County, Colorado, and the state’s most popular 2020 election denier– was sentenced by a judge Monday to house detention and social work after she was condemned last month of blocking a federal government operation.
Peters was sentenced to 4 months of house detention with an ankle screen and will be needed to finish 120 hours of social work within one year. She was likewise bought to pay a $750 fine.
The judge, nevertheless, remained the sentence soon after handing it down since Peters’ lawyer stated he would be submitting an appeal.
Harvey Steinberg, Peters’ lawyer, informed CNN that he “marvelled that the DA would look for a prison sentence after she was acquitted of the most major charge.”.
As CNN formerly reported, Peters was detained by Grand Junction cops in February 2022 at a regional company while state detectives tried to carry out a search warrant. She did not work together with detectives as they attempted to take an iPad looked for in the search warrant, according to an affidavit from the Grand Junction Cops Department.
Peters actioned in between an officer and a customer who apparently obstructed detectives from accessing the table, according to the affidavit. When officers attempted to move her to the side, she “actively” withstood, the affidavit stated.
While a jury founded guilty Peters on a misdemeanor blockage of a federal government operation charge, the panel had actually acquitted her of blocking a peace officer.
The split decisions were provided less than a year after Peters lost the GOP primary for secretary of state to previous Jefferson County clerk Pam Anderson– then declared scams, once again without any proof. Peters was among numerous singing election conspiracy theorists to stop working in their quotes for greater workplace in 2022.