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Roisin Ni Fiachra

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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:22 AM Jan 2021

Arrested Proud Boys chairman has history of business failure, apparently lives with mom

Enrique Tarrio, the Proud Boy leader who toured the White House last month and was arrested Tuesday in Washington on vandalism and weapons charges, appears to have ties to a Republican mega-donor as well as the owner of a landmark Washington nightspot popular among conservatives. Tarrio, the neofascist group's chairman and a convicted felon, also failed to file federally mandated financial disclosures related to his brief, unsuccessful congressional campaign last year, and appears connected to a number of businesses, most of them defunct and none of them apparently profitable.

Despite the Harrington Hotel's efforts to distance itself from the Proud Boys, who in November brawled on the streets of the nation's capital with counter-protesters and police, the owner of Harry's, the downtown landmark bar, was one of the first donors to Tarrio's ill-fated 2020 congressional campaign.
As Salon previously reported, Tarrio still has not paid the $1.2 million in restitution he owes to Abbott Labs for stealing and reselling diabetes test strips, a crime for which he was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison in 2014. The conviction raises new questions about how Tarrio was cleared for a White House tour last month, when he posted photos from inside the gates ahead of a violent pro-Trump rally, claiming he had received a "last-minute invite to an undisclosed location."
In a further wrinkle, Tarrio was joined at the White House by other members of his group Latinos for Trump, including Bianca Garcia, the president, and her son, Armani Garcia, a former intern for Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga. The plane that flew the group, including Tarrio, to Washington is owned by Texas Republican mega-donor Steven Webster, through Webster Air. During the 2020 election cycle, Webster contributed nearly $400,000 to GOP campaigns and committees, including tens of thousands of dollars to committees supporting President Trump.


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Arrested Proud Boys chairman has history of business failure, apparently lives with mom (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 2021 OP
Well no wonder the goons knew exactly where to go when they infiltrated the capitol onetexan Jan 2021 #1
K&R smirkymonkey Jan 2021 #2
This isn't a drip, drip mercuryblues Jan 2021 #3
I am guessing most of them are basement boys. -nt BrightKnight Jan 2021 #4


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1. Well no wonder the goons knew exactly where to go when they infiltrated the capitol
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:33 AM
Jan 2021

Dear leader let his henchman in to scope out the building ahead of time.


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3. This isn't a drip, drip
Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:01 AM
Jan 2021

It's an about fucking time.

Everything about all these assholes should have been exposed and covered. Instead we got coverage of trump's tweets instead of media engaging in journalism and connecting the dots.

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