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World News September 6, 2023

Ex-Proud Boys leader sentenced to 22 years over U.S. Capitol riot

Enrique Tarrio, the former national chairman of the far-right group Proud Boys, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. He was convicted of charges including “seditious conspiracy and conspiracy to obstruct the counting of electoral votes” during the transition of power after the 2020 presidential election.


This sentence marks the longest given to anyone connected to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Tarrio is the final of five Proud Boys defendants to be sentenced. While he was not directly involved in breaching the Capitol building, he was accused of leading the advance planning and staying in contact with other Proud Boys members during the breach.


Before receiving his sentence, Tarrio apologized for the “pain and suffering” resulting from the Capitol riot and pledged to disassociate himself from politics, groups, activism, or rallies. His lawyer characterized him as a “misguided patriot” who believed he was saving the country.

Source – CGTN

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