WASHINGTON — Samuel Lazar, a Donald Trump supporter and Jan. 6 rioter who was charged with urging fellow officers to steal officers’ weapons and assaulting officers with pepper spray, was scheduled to be sentenced Friday, according to a court ruling. source familiar with the process.
Lazar gained further attention for attending an event hosted by Rudy Giuliani with former Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano while his photo appeared on the FBI’s Capitol Violence website seeking the identities of the January 6 rioters.
NBC News saw Rebeca Lazar, Lazar’s sister who accompanied him to DC on January 6, at federal courthouse in Washington DC, along with members of her family. Lazar’s case was before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, according to the source. The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sealed judgments can mean that a defendant is offering significant cooperation with the federal government.
Lazar was arrested more than a year and a half ago, the day officers first testified before the Jan. 6 committee. He was ordered the trial. There has been no additional activity in his case from the summer of 2022 until recently, when a notice to appear was filed by a federal prosecutor.