Former Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio was sentenced yesterday to 22 years in prison, the longest punishment given to anyone charged in the Jan. 6 storming of the US Capitol. The news comes four months after he was convicted of seditious conspiracy for his involvement in the Capitol breach. Four other Proud Boys were sentenced last week to terms ranging from 10 to 18 years.
Prosecutors argued 39-year-old Tarrio organized and directed the plot, despite not being present at the Capitol due to an arrest two days earlier, citing messages between Tarrio and other Proud Boys. Tarrio’s attorneys argued he was used as a scapegoat for former President Donald Trump.
Separately, jury selection began yesterday for the trial of former White House adviser Peter Navarro on criminal charges he ignored a subpoena in February 2022 by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 storming. He faces one count of refusing to appear for the deposition and another of withholding documents. If convicted, he could face up to two years in prison and fines of up to $200K.