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‘Motion Denied’: Federal Judge Rejects Proud Boys Leader Request To Be Released From Jail

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Enrique Tarrio

A federal judge on Friday rejected a request from Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio to be released from jail as he awaits trial for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, ruling that Tarrio must remain in custody, Reuters reports.

Prosecutors allege that Tarrio was an active leader on Jan. 6, who encouraged his followers to not leave the Capitol after they forced lawmakers to flee for their lives.

In his decision, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said the evidence against Tarrio is “very strong,” and that Tarrio has “the skill set, resources, and networks to plan similar challenges to the lawful functioning of the United States government in the future.”

As noted by Reuters, “Tarrio is among the most high-profile of more than 775 people criminally charged for their roles in the assault on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump in an effort to keep Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.”

Read the full report at Reuters.