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Two Proud Boys Leaders Get 17 and 15 Years in Jail for Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection

HeadlineSep 01, 2023

A federal judge sentenced two former leaders of the Proud Boys, Joseph Biggs and Zachary Rehl, to 17 and 15 years in prison, respectively, for the seditious conspiracy to keep Donald Trump in power by attacking the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The sentences are some of the stiffest yet over January 6, though prosecutors had sought 30-plus years for the two men. A lawyer for Biggs spoke after his sentence.

Norman Pattis: “If your president tells you your country’s been stolen, the country that people fought and died for, people are trying to take your vote from you, how are you supposed to react to that? And these people reacted violently and to their detriment. I think these cases are grotesquely overcharged.”

Two other Proud Boys, Dominic Pezzola and Ethan Nordean, are receiving their sentences today. Former leader of the Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio will be sentenced next week on Tuesday. We’ll have more on this after headlines.

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