Retired US Army Special Forces veteran Jeremy Brown has been sentenced to more than 80 months in prison for possession of classified military intelligence and illegal possession of weapons, stemming from a probe into his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection in Washington, D.C.
Jeremy Brown, a retired US Army Special Forces veteran, has been sentenced to more than 80 months in prison for multiple charges, including possession of classified military intelligence. Brown was convicted in December for six counts, one of which involved possession of a trip report from the search for Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who went missing in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban. During the trial, Brown claimed that the CD containing the classified files was not his and that he did not consider what was in the trip report to be classified information. However, an intelligence expert testified that parts of the report did contain secret information. Brown was also found to be illegally in possession of weapons, including M-67 fragmentation grenades. The case stemmed from a probe into Brown’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection in Washington, D.C. Brown is facing additional legal challenges in a separate case for his role in that day, having been charged with breaching a secure area at the U.S. Capitol.