WASHINGTON — A Buffalo-area man who was arrested in Strykersville has been convicted in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.
John “Jack” Juran, 51, was sentenced to three years probation – including two months house arrest – as well as a $500 fine and $500 restitution, after agreeing to a plea deal Nov. 26, according to federal prosecutors. He had pleaded guilty to marching, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building.
Juran was arrested on May 19 on a warrant at a residence in Strykersville.
According to the original indictment, Juran had “knowingly engaged in disorderly and disruptive conduct in any of the Capitol buildings with intent to interfere, disrupt, and disrupt the proper conduct of a session. of Congress or of either House of Congress”.
Juran was originally identified in photos wearing a white “Trump 2020” cowboy hat. A council of the public allowed federal law enforcement to track his progress in the Capitol.
He was apparently inside the building for about 30 minutes, according to federal sources.
Juran is among several western New York residents who have been charged or pleaded in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.
William Jayson Sywak, 28, pleaded guilty earlier this month to marching, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building, an offense punishable by six months in prison and five years probation. He and his father, William Michael Sywak, 46, from Hamburg, were arrested last year.
The young Sywak was identified in video footage entering the building, walking towards his father and locking his arms before the two walked down a hallway.
They discovered that an account linked to Jason Sywak had a recovery phone number registered to an address in Arcade, Sywak’s girlfriend.
Jason Sywak is originally from Alden and lived with his girlfriend in Arcade.