First Proud Boy sentenced to 17 years in prison after seditious conspiracy conviction

Source: The Hill

“Proud Boy Joe Biggs on Thursday was sentenced to 17 years in prison, the second highest sentence handed down to anyone convicted in connection with the Capitol attack. Biggs was convicted of sedition and other serious felonies earlier this year after being accused of leading members of the right-wing extremist group to the Capitol and talking with the first rioter to breach police barricades just minutes before he acted. … the sentence was significantly short of what prosecutors requested – 33 years in prison, the highest sentencing request for any defendant tried in connection with the Capitol attack. … A 33-year sentence is also recommended for Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, whose highly-anticipated sentencing was postponed at the last minute Wednesday.” (08/31/23)