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Medical Emergency Halts Sentencing Proceedings For Proud Boys Leader in Capitol Riot Case



Enrique Tarrio
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, is facing decades in prison for his involvement in the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol. (Photo: Imgur)

An undisclosed “emergency” has led to a postponement in the sentencing of Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, for his involvement in orchestrating a seditious conspiracy during the January 6th Capitol riots.

According to information from CBS News’ Scott MacFarlane, the United States Department of Justice issued a statement on Wednesday morning, stating that the court would not be proceeding with the sentencing of Proud Boy cases due to an emergency.

MacFarlane later tweeted that “the judge is out sick, per US Marshals” and reported that “Tarrio’s sentencing in seditious conspiracy case is rescheduled for Tuesday September 5th.”

The government has been pursuing severe sentences for the convicted Proud Boys who played a role in the seditious conspiracy related to the deadly events of January 6th earlier this year. These sentences include 33 years for both Tarrio and fellow Proud Boy Joseph Biggs, 30 years for Proud Boy Zachary Rehl, and 27 years for Proud Boy Ethan Nordean.

Federal prosecutors are also requesting a 20-year sentence for Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola, who was cleared of the primary seditious conspiracy charge but found guilty of other charges. Pezzola was considered a significant instigator of the Capitol breach, notably for smashing a window at the building using a riot shield he had taken from a law enforcement officer.


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