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June 13, 2024

Shamar Betts Sentenced To 4 Years; $1.5 Million Restitution For His Part In Market Place Riot – –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 21, 2021

Champaign, IL. (ECWd) –

Shamar Betts pled guilty in Federal Court earlier this year on one Count of “Inciting a Riot” and this week was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison, according to WAND he was credited with one year for time served awaiting trial on state charges that he plead guilty to at an earlier date. Three years of probation, and restitution of $1.5 million (reserved – until a future hearing on the restitution).

According to PACER, he was sentenced on August 19, 2021:

Full docket text:
Minute entry for proceedings held on 8/19/2021 before Judge Michael M. Mihm. Appearance for the Government by AUSA Eugene Miller. Defendant SHAMAR BETTS present in person with counsel AFPD Elisabeth Pollock and Thomas Drysdale. Sentencing hearing continued as to Shamar Betts, Count 1 from 6/14/2021. The Court order defendant committed to the custody of the BOP for a period of 36 months. Following release from custody the defendant shall serve a 3 year term of supervised release. $100 special assessment is imposed. The issue of restitution is reserved. Counsel to submit an agreed order or request a hearing before the Court. (Court Reporter LC.) (JMB)

Read our previous reports on Shamar Betts (here).

Other reports on Shamar Betts and this case are below:


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  • Hugh Askew
    Posted at 20:37h, 21 August Reply

    Buh bye, don’t drop the soap!

  • Justice
    Posted at 08:20h, 23 August Reply

    He would have gotten a lighter sentence if he had stormed the Capital, beat some cops, and attempted to overthrow an election… and was white.

    • Greg G
      Posted at 17:10h, 23 August Reply

      I would love to have a pair of work boots made from that “RaceCard” material! It never wears out! Oh yea WORK, that’s what you do to support yourself and your family, not lay around waiting for the government give you a handout!

      • Justice
        Posted at 07:51h, 24 August Reply

        You white men sure get triggered when somebody points out the statistical fact that blacks serve more time in prison than whites do for the same crime.

        So “they” are all lazy and unemployed? Are they all stupid too? They all coming to rape your wife?

        Let me guess, you wanna get back to the “good old days” and have your own drinking fountains and schools.

        Those white traitors on January 6th need sent to Gitmo for 20 years. Democracy is for everyone. Not just who the white man thinks it is for.

  • PK
    Posted at 21:56h, 25 August Reply

    His public defender is mom to one of the kids he purportedly engaged with during park district’s programming? That’s a strange case assignment for a district newcomer. I’m also wondering how his pleading landed on sentencing standards for jail time and the restitution.

    Thanks for the follow-up report, Mr. Kraft.

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