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Proud Boys members charged for seditious conspiracy connected to 2021 Capitol attack

5 Proud Boys’ members indicted for seditious conspiracy. Members charged for actions relating to Capitol attack.

Where: United States

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On June 6th, the former national chairman and four additional members of the far-right group “The Proud Boys” were indicted in federal court on charges of seditious conspiracy. The charge, one of many against them, relates to their actions before and during the 2021 US Capitol attack.

The indicted individuals are Proud Boys’ former leader, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio (from FL), Ethan Nordean (from WA), Joseph Biggs (from FL), Zachary Rehl (from PA), and Dominic Pezzola (from NY).
The Department of Justice said, “Their actions disrupted a joint session of the US Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.”
The five individuals aforementioned had previously been indicted in connection to the January 6th attack, though they have pleaded not guilty to those charges. Monday’s indictment adds one count each of seditious conspiracy and conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties against the members.
The five defendants face a total of nine charges, with Pezzola facing an additional robbery charge. They are set to appear in court for a hearing on June 9th in DC.

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