Former Proud Boys Leader Sentenced to 22 Years

Proud Boys, stay back and stand by. » We do not know exactly what effect this sentence launched by Donald Trump had on Enrique Tarrio during his first debate against Joe Biden in 2020. But the former head of the far-right organization has just received a sentence of 22-year imprisonment for his role in the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol, even though he was not in Washington that day. A Washington jury found him guilty of seditious conspiracy with three other Proud Boys.

“Mr. Tarrio was the ultimate leader of this conspiracy,” Judge Timothy Kelly said in announcing the sentence. “Mr. Tarrio was the ultimate leader, the ultimate person who organized, who was motivated by revolutionary zeal. This conspiracy ended with the capital being surrounded by around 200 men ready to fight. »

This is the longest prison sentence given to anyone convicted in connection with the Capitol attack. Earlier this year, Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers who was also convicted of seditious conspiracy, was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Ditto for Ethan Nordean, another Proud Boy, whose sentence was announced last week along with those of other members of this group.

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