Omaha Social Media Influencer Gets Home Detention, Probation, $5K Fine For Capitol Riot


      A pro-Trump social media influencer from Omaha who posted video of himself at the U.S. Capitol during last year’s riot has been sentenced to 3 months of home detention.

45-year-old Brandon Straka was also given 3 years probation and fined $5,000.

      U-S District Judge Dabney Friedrich said she was disturbed Straka used his social media influence to encourage and defend the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. 

      Prosecutors say Straka abused his online platform to stir up the mob, encourage others to storm the Capitol and to take a protective shield from a police officer.