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brooklynite

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Tue Sep 5, 2023, 04:59 PM Sep 2023

Prosecutors ask for 33 years in prison for ex-Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio [View all]

Source: CNN

Former Proud Boys Chairman Enrique Tarrio is being sentenced by a federal judge Tuesday for leading a failed plot to forcibly prevent the peaceful transfer of power from then-President Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election.

Prosecutors are seeking a 33-year prison sentence for Tarrio which, if given, would be the longest sentence related to the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack.

A note from the defense table during the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial.
'Don't freak out': Notes from defense table during the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial
Tarrio was arrested in Washington, DC, days before the riot for burning a DC church’s Black Lives Matter banner and bringing high-capacity rifle magazines into the district, and was ordered by a judge to leave the city.

Tarrio is the last of five Proud Boys defendants to be sentenced. He and three other members of the Proud Boys leadership were found guilty of seditious conspiracy. A fifth member was acquitted of the seditious conspiracy charge but was found guilty of a range of other charges.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/05/politics/enrique-tarrio-sentencing-proud-boys-seditious-conspiracy/index.html
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