Joseph Hackett, a 50-year-old chiropractor, now faces a 20-year sentence in federal prison after “heinously” stepping in the Capitol Building for approximately ten minutes on Jan. 6.
According to court documents, prosecutors claim Hackett allegedly walked into the Capitol Rotunda towards the House of Representatives on Jan. 6 at 2:45 pm. He then left the Capitol at 2:54 pm.
After the protest, he safely returned home to Sarasota, Florida. But, the ten minutes he allegedly spent in the Capitol building would come back to haunt him months later.
In early May, the FBI left a business card on the door of Joseph’s office asking him to provide information about his involvement in the January 6 “siege.” An attorney warned Joseph that replying without adequate legal representation could result in entrapment and he never followed up with the bureau.
Three weeks later, on May 28, Joseph was apprehended as the FBI raided his home and was indicted on federal charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, aiding and abetting, destruction of government property and illegally entering a restricted building.