[ Editor’s Note: Well at least he got his 5-month sentence out of the way for his two 30 clip magazines as a warm-up.
Other Proud boys are in jail for breaching the Capitol, but now we will begin to see how many of them will be snagged by the additional conspiracy charges from the planning and communications they had.
This is evolving, as the expected pattern from the DoJ is to work its way up to the more serious charges, and pick up flippers along the way.
Glenn Kirschner has covered multiple times in his videos how the Feds do not like to go to trial on big cases without insiders willing to testify, as that has a fabulous record for jury convictions.
I view the whole Trump gang as ‘Uber-Conspiratorialists’ and am hoping to see the DoJ retire a large number of them from that activity, and send a message out to the wannabes out there what the risks are.
I see the real potential for a similar process around Trump, with so many involved and everybody jabbering away on the planning so as to claim credit when it was over, and everyone looking for nice juicy Federal jobs from a grateful Mr. Trump… Jim W. Dean]
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First published March 8, 2022
Enrique Tarrio, the national leader of the Proud Boys, has been indicted for conspiracy related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
POLITICO – A grand jury indictment, docketed Tuesday, charges Tarrio with conspiracy to obstruct Congress. Prosecutors have already leveled conspiracy charges against four Proud Boys leaders who the Justice Department says played a central role in fomenting the breach of the Capitol.
Other members of the Proud Boys have been charged separately for joining the mob, including Dominic Pezzola, who breached the Capitol when he shattered a Senate-wing window with a riot shield. Pezzola, on Tuesday, was added to the indictment of Proud Boys leaders along with Tarrio.
But prosecutors have shown in court filings that Tarrio was in frequent contact before Jan. 6 with other Proud Boys leaders. And they’ve routinely referred to his pre-Jan. 6 exhortations that members of the Proud Boys decline to wear their typical yellow and blue attire to prevent easy identification.
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