Former Proud Boys chief Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in jail for his position within the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol.
Tarrio was discovered responsible of seditious conspiracy by a jury in Washington, D.C., alongside three different leaders of the Proud Boys. The others had been every sentenced to between 15 and 18 years.
The Division of Justice sought greater than three a long time for Tarrio, characterizing him because the ringleader of violent protesters.
“Tarrio has repeatedly and publicly indicated that he has no regrets about what he helped make occur on January 6,” prosecutors wrote.
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Tarrio spoke earlier than the court docket, admitting his errors, and apologized to members of regulation enforcement. He requested that U.S. District Decide Timothy Kelly, “please present me mercy.”
Tarrio was not in Washington, D.C., on the time of the riot, having been arrested by federal authorities for a separate investigation two days prior.
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Prosecutors efficiently argued, nevertheless, that Tarrio was instrumental in organizing the Proud Boys demonstrations that sought to enter and occupy the Capitol.
He was initially scheduled to face sentencing final week till U.S. District Decide Timothy Kelly fell ailing and rescheduled the listening to.
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Over 1,100 people have been delivered to court docket over alleged involvement within the riot on the Capitol. Prosecutors have convicted greater than 600 folks for his or her participation within the violent demonstration.
Fox Information Digital’s Bradford Betz and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.