Proud Boys Charged With Sedition in Capitol Attack

6/7/2022 1:38:00 AM

Five members of the Proud Boys, including the group’s former leader, Enrique Tarrio, were charged with seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Jan. 6 riot.

Five members of the Proud Boys, including the group’s former leader, Enrique Tarrio, were charged with seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Jan. 6 riot.

An amended federal indictment charged five members of the far-right group, including Enrique Tarrio, its former leader, with seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Jan. 6 assault.

Updated 4:47 p.Washington (CNN) These are the most aggressive charges brought by the Justice Department against the Proud Boys, and are the first allegations by prosecutors that the group tried to oppose by force the presidential transfer of power.06/06/2022 05:08 PM EDT Link Copied The Justice Department has charged leaders of the Proud Boys — the pro-Trump extremist group that played a central role in the Jan.Joe Biden 46th and current president of the United States The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.

m.ET Enrique Tarrio, the former chairman of the Proud Boys, and four other members of the far-right group were indicted on Monday for seditious conspiracy in connection with the storming of the Capitol in January 2021, the most serious criminal charges to be brought in the Justice Department’s sprawling investigation of the assault.The new indictment adds fresh details about what Proud Boys leaders said on January 6, 2021.The sedition charges against Mr.The Justice Department unveiled similar seditious conspiracy charges against an anti-government militia group, the Oath Keepers and their leader Stewart Rhodes, in January 2022.Tarrio and his co-defendants — Joseph Biggs, Ethan Nordean, Zachary Rehl and Dominic Pezzola — came in an amended indictment that was unsealed in Federal District Court in Washington.Prosecutors revealed Tarrio's text messages from January 6, where he appears to compare the attack on the US Capitol to"The Winter Palace" -- the home of the Russian emperor, which was stormed during the Russian Revolution in 1917.The men had already been charged in an earlier indictment filed in March with conspiring to obstruct the certification of the 2020 presidential election, which took place during a joint session of Congress on Jan.House committee investigating the Jan.

6, 2021.Read MoreAn unnamed person texts Tarrio,"Dude.6.It was not immediately clear what evidence led to the new charges against the members of the Proud Boys, who were central in the effort to storm the Capitol and help forestall President Donald J.Trump’s defeat.The unnamed person writes back,"They HAVE to certify today! Or it's invalid.Another Proud Boy lieutenant who was originally charged with the men, Charles Donohoe, pleaded guilty in April and is cooperating with the government’s inquiry into the group.One of those members, Dominic Pezzola of New York, became the first to breach the Capitol shortly after 2 p.Around the time of Mr."All five were previously indicted on less serious conspiracy charges The defendants are set to be in court later this week.C.

Tarrio’s arrest this spring , federal investigators searched the homes — and seized the phones — of three other high-ranking Proud Boys identified as unindicted co-conspirators in the case, but none of them have been publicly charged.A charge of seditious conspiracy requires prosecutors to prove that force was used either to overthrow the government or to interfere with the execution of federal law.These developments come after Charles Donohoe, a Proud Boy from North Carolina, pleaded guilty in April and agreed to cooperate with the investigation.6, using a stolen police riot shield to smash a window, video shows.Image Enrique Tarrio, the former leader of the Proud Boys, was not in Washington on Jan.6, 2021.The Justice Department has brought one other seditious conspiracy case, the gravest charge to emerge from the Capitol attack, against the leaders of the Oath Keepers, who are accused of extensively planning and preparing for violence on January 6.But prosecutors have said he “led the advance planning and remained in contact with other members of the Proud Boys” during the Capitol riot.6, in which they were celebrating the breach of the Capitol.The indictment alleges that the Oath Keepers and their associates prepared in the weeks leading up to Jan.

Credit.This story has been updated with additional information Monday....That document, titled “1776 Returns,” described a plan to occupy various federal buildings in Washington on Jan.Eva Marie Uzcategui/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The only other defendants in the Capitol riot investigation to have faced a seditious conspiracy charge so far are Stewart Rhodes , the leader of the Oath Keepers militia, and 10 of his subordinates.Prosecutors say that Mr.6, 2021, but authorities say he helped put into motion the violence that day.

Rhodes led a conspiracy to forcibly stop the lawful transition of presidential power by sending men into the Capitol on Jan.6 session of Congress were delayed into the next day, it would render the process “invalid.6 and by establishing a heavily armed “quick reaction force” outside of Washington that was prepared to rush to the aid of their compatriots at the building.Unlike Mr.Rhodes, Mr.” Trump famously exhorted the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during a presidential debate in October 2020, a response to a question about his message to extremist groups.Tarrio was not in Washington on Jan.” “And we intend to vigorously represent him through that process,” said Nayib Hassan.

6.He had been ordered to leave the city by a local judge two days earlier, after being charged with burning a Black Lives Matter banner at a church during a spree of violence that had followed a different pro-Trump rally in December.6.Federal prosecutors have said that even though Mr.Tarrio was not accused of “physically taking part in the breach of the Capitol,” he had nonetheless “led the advance planning and remained in contact with other members of the Proud Boys” during the storming of the building.Prosecutors have claimed, for instance, that Mr.6.Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, who founded the Proud Boys in 2016, sued the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling it as a hate group.

Tarrio had issued orders before the attack for members of the group to leave behind their traditional black-and-yellow polo shirts and remain “incognito” when they arrived in Washington on Jan.6.Mr.6 select committee in February, a month before he was initially charged for his role in the Proud Boys’ efforts, but he spent most of the interview asserting his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.Tarrio also helped create a “command and control structure” for the group on a private Telegram group chat called the Ministry of Self Defense, prosecutors say.As the riot at the Capitol unfolded, Mr.A New York man pleaded guilty in December to storming the U.

Tarrio appeared to take credit for the Proud Boys’ role in what was happening.“We did this,” he wrote at one point on the Telegram group chat.Lawyers for Mr.Tarrio and the other men have repeatedly claimed there is no evidence that they conspired in advance to storm the Capitol.By setting up a “Ministry of Self Defense” group chat and taking other measures like acquiring protective gear, the Proud Boys had simply been trying to guard themselves against leftist activists with whom they had scuffled before, at earlier events in Washington, the lawyers said.Another Proud Boy, Charles Donohoe, of Kernersville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy and assault charges and also agreed to cooperate in the Justice Department’s cases against other members of the extremist group.

The Proud Boys will also be featured when the House committee investigating Jan.6 holds its initial public hearing Thursday night.The committee intends to present live testimony from Nick Quested, a documentary filmmaker who was embedded with the group during the riot, and from Caroline Edwards, a Capitol Police officer who was injured in an assault earlier that day said to have been triggered by the Proud Boys.Advertisement.

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I wonder if SarahHuckabee was involved in the insurrection....she could have relayed information from him to the White House... Bam! Finally gonna shake that “incel” label… involuntarily celibate proud boys turning into involuntarily not celibate proud boys real quick. Keep your head on a swivel for GOP bullshit this week/month. They’ll do anything to avoid the fact that their party tried to destroy democracy to hold onto power illegitimately. Seditious conspiracy charges are gonna include a lot more co-conspirators.

Proud Boys leader and top members charged with seditious conspiracy over January 6The Justice Department on Monday charged the head of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, and four other leaders with seditious conspiracy in the January 6 US Capitol attack, escalating the criminal case against the far-right extremist group. Good! Galatians 6:7🙏 I bet he's proud to get involved in Trump his shit, very proud. Dang, not the good one with the death penalty attached as punishment.

DOJ charges Proud Boys leaders with seditious conspiracy over Jan. 6 attackThe Justice Department has charged leaders of the Proud Boys — the pro-Trump extremist group that played a central role in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack — with conspiring to use force to oppose the presidential transfer of power. How the Proud Boys Gripped the Miami-Dade Republican Party The point they realize they got played and end up looking small and insignificant.

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riotThe former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. The latest indictment against Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the former Proud Boys chairman, and four others linked to the group comes as the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot prepares to begin public hearings this week to lay out its findings. Lol wannabe cop good! Enjoy the hoosegow WHAT ABOUT NANCY?

Proud Boys charged with ‘seditious conspiracy’ related to Capitol riotThe Justice Department announced on Monday that five members of the right-wing Proud Boys group were charged by the Justice Department with “seditious conspiracy” related to their alleged roles in the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021. The Democrat's Reichstag Fire, as moronic as blaming a YouTube video for Benghazi, but now used to attack and gulag Americans.

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riotThe former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members have been charged with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riotHenry “Enrique” Tarrio, the former Proud Boys chairman, and four others linked to the group are charged in the latest indictment against them. All five were previously charged with different conspiracy counts.