Proud Boys’ Tarrio Gets 22 Years in Prison for Capitol Riots

US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly has sentenced the former leader of the right-wing activist group Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, to 22 years in federal prison for his role in organizing the US Capitol riot in January 2021.

Judge’s finding that Tarrio committed an act of terrorism even though he was not in Washington on the day led to his long sentence for seditious conspiracy although prosecutors requested a 33-year prison sentence, claiming Tarrio was a ringleader of the plot to stop the transfer of power to Biden from Trump.

More than 2,000 people stormed the Capitol building seeking to disrupt the certification of Biden’s election victory, which resulted in more than 1,100 Capitol riot-related criminal cases.

Tarrio asked Judge Kelly for mercy, claiming he was not a political zealot and his goal wasn’t to inflict harm or change the election results.

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