Federal prosecutors, who sought a 33-year jail sentence for Tarrio, used the uncommon cost of seditious conspiracy to safe a conviction within the case. They mentioned Tarrio and the opposite members “directed, mobilized, and led a gaggle of Proud Boys and different members of the gang onto the Capitol grounds” on Jan. 6.
Prosecutors known as Tarrio “a savvy propagandist, and the celeb Chairman of the nationwide Proud Boys group” who had affect over “numerous” subordinates.
The choose utilized the terrorism enhancement to Tarrio’s sentence on Tuesday, including a number of extra years. Tarrio’s lawyer mentioned his consumer shouldn’t be a terrorist, however “a misguided patriot.”
Earlier than handing down the sentence, U.S. District Choose Timothy Kelly mentioned Jan. 6 “broke our previously unbroken tradition of peacefully transferring energy” including “it’s going to take effort and time to repair it.”
Tarrio was discovered responsible of different prices together with obstruction of an official continuing, conspiracy to forestall Members of Congress and federal legislation enforcement officers from discharging their duties, civil dysfunction, and destruction of presidency property.
Since Jan. 6, over 1,000 individuals have been arrested for crimes associated to the Capitol riot.