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'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli Has Not Been Granted Organic Diet By Judge, Court Says

'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli Has Not Been Granted Organic Diet By Judge, Court Says
The claims about the suspect, real name Jacob Anthony Chansley, arrived following his first court appearnce on Monday.

It was first reported that public defender Gerald Williams told the judge that Angeli, real name Jacob Anthony Chansley, has a restrictive diet consisting solely of organic food, believed to be for religious or medical reasons.The affidavit states that Williams was "unsure" whether the restrictive diet was due to medical or religious reasons.There was also no mention of the nature of the restrictive diet, nor is it common for courts to ask about the nature of any request, which could include Kosher or diabetic requirements, due to privacy concerns.Marshal's Service have had to clarify widely reported claims that a Capitol riot suspect known as the "QAnon Shaman" was granted an organic diet following reports he had not eaten whilst in custody.

Marshal's Office backtracked on the "widely reported misinformation" that Judge Fine ordered Angeli be given an organic diet.He was originally charged with two misdemeanor offenses: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

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