Trial Begins For Proud Boys Leaders Charged With Seditious Conspiracy

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Leaders of the right-wing extremist Proud Boys will stand trial for allegedly plotting to prevent Joe Biden from becoming President. This is a new trial for the Justice Department’s efforts to crack down on the far-right political movement linked to fervent supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Federal prosecutors plan to show that four Proud Boys leaders – Enrique Tarrio, Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, and Zachary Rehl – plotted and broadly encouraged violence in the run-up to the January 6th Capitol riots.

The Justice Department has already successfully prosecuted Oath Keepers leaders in a seditious conspiracy case, which could serve as a model for prosecutors as they focus their efforts on the Proud Boys.

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