Proud Boys Chief Faces Jail Time For Jan. 6


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Biggs was convicted in Might of seditious conspiracy, together with Proud Boys nationwide chairman Enrique Tarrio and two different members of the right-wing extremist group.


Biggs, a Florida Military veteran, appeared in court docket on Thursday in an orange jumpsuit as he listened to the choose’s sentence.


“I know I messed up that day, but I’m not a terrorist,” he mentioned.


At trial, the Proud Boys protection staff argued that former President Trump was answerable for the rioting, and never their purchasers.


Within the courtroom, U.S. District Choose Timothy Kelly cited an effort from Biggs to tear down a fence meant to maintain out Jan. 6 rioters.


“I really don’t think this is a close call,” Kelly mentioned.


The sentencing for Biggs continues to be wanting the 33 years in jail requested by prosecutors within the case. 


Greater than 1,100 folks have been arrested in connection to the Jan. 6 riots, when 1000’s of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to overturn the 2020 election.


The very best sentencing within the Capitol assaults was handed right down to Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes. He was convicted of seditious conspiracy and sentenced to 18 years in jail.


Trump himself is dealing with expenses from particular counsel Jack Smith accusing the previous president of efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Trump has pleaded not responsible to these expenses.


Trump on Thursday additionally pleaded not responsible in a Georgia case associated to his alleged efforts to overturn the election within the state.


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