November 30, 2023


WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group had been sentenced to greater than a decade every in jail Thursday for spearheading an assault on the U.S. Capitol to attempt to stop the peaceable switch of energy from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 presidential election.

The 17-year jail time period for organizer Joseph Biggs and 15-year sentence for chief Zachary Rehl had been the second and third longest sentences handed down but within the Jan. 6, 2021, assault.

They had been the primary Proud Boys to be sentenced by U.S. District Choose Timothy Kelly, who will individually preside over related hearings of three others who had been convicted by a jury in Might after a four-month trial in Washington that laid naked far-right extremists’ embrace of lies by Trump, a Republican, that the 2020 election was stolen from him.