WASHINGTON – An Army veteran who got over the White House fence and inside the executive mansion before being stopped is about to be sentenced.
Omar Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in federal court in Washington for a sentencing hearing on Tuesday. Gonzalez's lawyer is asking a judge to sentence him to time served and says he deserves leniency because of his Army service. Prosecutors are asking that Gonzalez spend nearly two years in prison.
Gonzalez has been in jail for nearly nine months since his arrest last September. His attorney and government lawyers have said he has a history of mental health issues.
Gonzalez's arrest was one of several Secret Service security breaches that ultimately led to Julia Pierson's resignation as director of the agency.