Proud Boys Sentencing
Two former leaders of the Proud Boys group were sentenced to more than a decade in prison yesterday, in two of the longest jail terms handed out related to the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol.
Prosecutors argued 39-year-old Joseph Biggs, who received a 17-year sentence, used his US military experience to organize and coordinate a group of people to enter the Capitol building. Separately, 37-year-old Zachary Rehl was handed down a 15-year sentence. Among other issues, Rehl was accused of firing pepper spray toward a Capitol officer during the crowd surge. The decision followed a jury conviction of the pair and two others in May.
Enrique Tarrio—the group's former chief and reported police informant—is due to be sentenced Tuesday.