Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansely is a white man from Phoenix, Arizona, United States. He is of Italian descent and he goes by the name Jake Angeli.
Angeli stands 6’0″ and his registered weight is 167lbs. He used to be an actor, a voice over artist and a singer and he served honorably in the U.S. military, according to his lawyer Albert Watkins.
As an activist, Angeli is known as the Qanon Shaman or Q Shaman. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In 2006, he graduated from Moon Valley High School in Phoenix. (a)
- In 2013, he had voice over and acting classes at Hard Knocks in Phoenix. (b)
- In July 2018, he served as a volunteer at Free Arts of Arizona, a theater camp in Phoenix. (b)
- He has several tattoos including a Valknut, a depiction of the Norse world tree Yggdrasil in a sphere and a large black Mjölnir. He an an active yoga practitioner who eats only organic food and a shamanic practitioner. On September 20, 2019, he attended a rally at the Arizona State Capitol Building in Phoenix and joined the march in solidarity with climate activism groups across the U.S. He gets very sick if he does not eat organic food, according to his mother Martha Chansley. (c)(d)(e)(f)
- He is a QAnon supporter. On February 20, 2020, he attended a rally at the Arizona State Capitol and Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. He was shirtless, his face was painted black and white, he put on his head a fur bonnet with two horns and he held a sign that read, “Q Sent Me.” In an interview with BrieAnna J. Frank on May 6, 2020, he thanked Trump and Q. (c)(g)(h)
- On August 12, 2020, he attended a rally at the Arizona State Capitol to support the reopening of schools in the midst of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Wearing a wooly fur hat with horns, he attended rallies at the Maricopa County Elections Office in Phoenix on November 5, 2020 and on November 7, 2020. (g)(i)(j)
- On January 6, 2021, he was one of the Donald Trump supporters who breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA while Congress was confirming the 2020 U.S. presidential election. He posed for a photo on the dais of the U.S. Senate with his right arm flexed and his left arm holding a spear from which hung a U.S. flag. During the riot, he told Globe and Mail reporter Adrian Morrow that police gave up trying to stop him and his fellow supporters of Trump from entering the U.S. Senate chamber. (k)(l)(m)
- After the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, his cousin Adam Angeli described him as “a patriot” and “a very big United States of America type of a person.” (n)
- On January 7, 2021, he called the Washington Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and spoke with U.S. Capitol Police special agent James Soltes and an FBI agent. Soltes filed a criminal complaint against him, which was assigned to Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 8, 2021. (l)
- On January 9, 2021, he was taken into custody. He was 32 years old when he was arrested. On January 12, 2021, he was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on U.S. Capitol grounds. (a)(e)
- On January 15, 2021, he appeared at the U.S. District Court in Phoenix. Judge Deborah Fine ruled that he should not be released from custody. The judge cut him off when he interjected and tried to speak while she was making her ruling and told him he should avoid making statements. (o)
- On September 3, 2021, he pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing an official proceeding. (p)
- On November 17, 2021, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced him in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to 3 years and 5 months in prison and three years probation after his release. (q)