In the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion of the U.S. Capitol, hundreds of Americans have been tried, convicted and sentenced for their actions that day.
However, one name stands out due to the secrecy surrounding his case — Samuel Lazar.
The Associated Press reported Friday that Lazar’s legal journey has been cloaked in mystery, with his conviction and sentencing kept tightly sealed even after his release from prison.
Lazar, a 37-year-old resident of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, was arrested in July 2021 on allegations of participating in the Capitol incursion.
He’s one of over 1,100 defendants who have faced federal charges related to Jan. 6.