ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER To Be Sentenced In February 2024

Jon Schaffer

The guitarist from ICED EARTH, Jon Schaffer, is scheduled to receive his sentencing on February 20, 2024, owing to his involvement in the attack on the United States Capitol that took place on January 6. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta has set this date for Schaffer‘s sentencing and has issued an order related to this matter.

“The Court hereby refers Defendant Schaffer to the U.S. Probation Office for preparation of a presentence investigation report. The Final Presentence Investigation Report shall be due on or before February 6, 2024. The Parties’ Sentencing Memoranda shall be due on or before February 13, 2024.

“Replies, if any, shall be due on or before February 16, 2024. Reply briefs shall be limited to five pages. Sentencing for Jon Ryan Schaffer is hereby set for February 20, 2024 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 10 before Judge Amit P. Mehta. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 8/11/2023.”

In April 2021, Jon Schaffer and the U.S. government reached a plea agreement, which significantly contributed to the 18-year imprisonment of Stewart Rhodes, the head of the right-wing extremist organization known as the Oath Keepers. Schaffer‘s plea deal encompassed a lighter sentence in return for revealing information about his co-conspirators in the insurrection. Moreover, there’s a possibility that Schaffer might be included in the Justice Department’s witness protection program as part of the agreement.