Proud Boys verdict – LIVE: Former leader Enrique Tarrio faces a record prison sentence on January 6
former Proud boys Leader Enrique Tarrio will be sentenced later today and faces the prospect of a record prison sentence among the legal cases filed after the insurrection at the US Capitol.
Tarrio was found guilty of conspiracy to sedition in one of the most serious cases stemming from the January 6, 2021 riots, when supporters of Donald Trump tried to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.
Tarrio is now among four members of a gang that describes itself as “Western chauvinism”. He faces decades of imprisonment after they were He was convicted in May of conspiracy to sedition and other charges.
the Department of Justice He is seeking 33 years in prison for Tarrio. To date, the longest sentence has been handed down on January 6 to Stuart Rhodes, founder of Amnesty International Oath keeperswho was convicted in another case of conspiracy to sedition and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
In the sentencing note, prosecutors said the men “organised and directed a force of approximately 200 to attack the heart of our democracy” and “deliberately placed themselves at the vanguard of political violence in this country”.
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Who is Enrique Tarrio? The former Proud Boys leader faces his longest prison sentence yet on January 6
04:35 , Marusha Muzaffar
Enrique Tarrio was wanted by police after he admitted to tearing and burning a Black Lives Matter flag outside a historic black church in the nation’s capital during riots in December linked to a protest supporting President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. from him.
On January 6, 2021, Tarrio watched the mutiny from a hotel in Baltimore.
Before his arrest two days earlier, Tarrio wrote to his lieutenant: “Whatever happens… make it a scene.”
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04:09 , Marusha Muzaffar
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