Man pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for Capitol attack
Jeremy Joseph Bertino, 43, has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department's investigation of the role that Proud Boys leaders played in the mob's attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a federal prosecutor said. Bertino also pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully possessing firearms in March 2022 in Belmont, North Carolina. The Civil War-era seditious conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. More than three dozen people charged in the Capitol siege have been identified by federal authorities as leaders, members or associates of the Proud Boys. Proud Boys members describe the group as a politically incorrect men’s club for “Western chauvinists.” They have brawled with antifascist activists at rallies and protests.wftv.com
Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot
The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged Monday with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. The latest indictment against Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the former Proud Boys chairman, and four others linked to the group comes as the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot prepares to begin public hearings this week to lay out its findings.news.yahoo.com
Judge refuses to dismiss alleged Proud Boys leaders' charges
Capitol Breach Proud Boys FILE - Proud Boys members Joseph Biggs, left, and Ethan Nordean, right with megaphone, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. Nordean, Biggs, Rehl and Donohoe were indicted in March on charges including conspiracy and obstructing an official proceeding. Last Wednesday, a New York man pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol with fellow Proud Boys members. Nordean, of Auburn, Washington, was a Proud Boys chapter president and member of the group’s national “Elders Council.” Biggs, of Ormond Beach, Florida, is a self-described Proud Boys organizer. Several Proud Boys also entered the Capitol building itself after the mob smashed windows and forced open doors.wftv.com
Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges
A federal judge has ordered two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
Capitol riot suspect in custody in Orlando took selfie inside Senate chamber, feds say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Proud Boys member who made his way inside the Senate chamber and took a selfie there during the U.S. Capitol riot earlier this year was arrested in Central Florida, according to federal authorities. Jackman was also seen with Joseph Biggs, a Proud Boys organizer who was also taken into custody in Central Florida, records show. He said he and the other Proud Boys were not there to infiltrate the Capitol and it was not a sanctioned Proud Boys event. According to the report, the Proud Boys members who attended went incognito instead of wearing their signature black and yellow polo shirts. AdAmong the most notable local suspects are a Sanford firefighter, a Proud Boys organizer and a Marion County man who was previously convicted of attempted murder.
Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader from Florida to inform on antifa
In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Proud Boys including Joseph Biggs, front left, walks toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. The Proud Boys even have counted some law enforcement officers among their ranks, including a Connecticut police officer and a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy. AdThe FBI would not comment on why agents were meeting with Biggs or why the bureau was trying to solicit information about antifa through the Proud Boys. Biggs, 37, of Ormond Beach, Florida, wouldn't be the first Proud Boys informant. Proud Boys members describe themselves as a politically incorrect men’s club for “Western chauvinists.” Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, who founded the Proud Boys in 2016, sued the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling it as a hate group.
"We have a plan:" New Proud Boys indictment says group leaders used radios and encrypted chats to coordinate
Authorities have arrested two organizers for the far-right group the Proud Boys, charging them with conspiracy in a new criminal indictment unsealed Friday. Prosecutors say the men used paramilitary gear, handheld radios and encrypted messaging applications to coordinate with other Proud Boys before and during the attack. They were named as co-conspirators in a new criminal indictment that also charges two other Proud Boys leaders: Joseph Biggs, an Army veteran and self-described Proud Boys organizer who was arrested in January, and Ethan Nordean, a member of a Proud Boys leadership group known as the Elders, and also a president of his local chapter. Biggs wrote in an encrypted chat that he just spoke with the chairman of the Proud Boys. Nordean and Biggs used a bullhorn to direct the group, prosecutors said, and several men in the group, including Biggs and Rehl, held walkie-talkie style communication devices.cbsnews.com
4 men linked to Proud Boys charged in plot to attack Capitol
AdTarrio hasn't been charged in connection with the riots, but the latest indictment refers to him by his title as Proud Boys' chairman. Nordean, 30, of Auburn, Washington, was a Proud Boys chapter president and member of the group’s national “Elders Council.” Biggs, 37, of Ormond Beach, Florida, is a self-described Proud Boys organizer. Proud Boys members, who describe themselves as a politically incorrect men’s club for “Western chauvinists,” have frequently engaged in street fights with antifascist activists at rallies and protests. Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, who founded the Proud Boys in 2016, sued the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling it as a hate group. Several Proud Boys also entered the Capitol building itself after the mob smashed windows and forced open doors.
US narrows in on organized extremists in Capitol siege probe
There were plans for some Oath Keepers to be there in “grey man" mode without identifiable militia gear so they could blend in with the crowd. One of the Proud Boys who heeded the call to meet in Washington was Dominic Pezzola. ___As the mob swarmed the Capitol, Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers, was communicating with some of the alleged rioters. “Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys,” he said. ___Nine people linked to the Oath Keepers have been indicted on charges that they planned and coordinated with one another in the siege.
What’s next for the Proud Boys in Florida?
ORLANDO, Fla. – As three Florida Proud Boys members face federal charges in connection with the Capitol Hill riots, other members are now questioning where the group is headed. [TRENDING: Navy to continue bombing in Florida | SpaceX readies for 2nd launch this week | Luxurious Florida home used as brothel]“To be clear, the agenda of the Proud Boys and groups like the Proud Boys is to overthrow the government,” said Lecia Brooks. News 6 investigated and found out the Proud Boys appear to be pulling away from former President Donald Trump. On Inauguration Day, one Proud Boys member called Trump “a failure” in a post made on the social media app Telegram. The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 really served to increase the recruitment amongst groups like this.”Brooks said there are three groups her organization is watching: The Proud Boys, QAnon and all of the white nationalist groups.
How the Proud Boys became America’s most prominent hate group
(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)The Proud Boys have only been around for a few years, but in that time they have grown to become one of America’s most well-known hate groups. Notably, a former member of the Proud Boys, Jason Kessler, was among the organizers of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the Proud Boys as a hate group. The Proud Boys began during the presidential election in 2016, according to SPLC, and were founded by Gavin McInnes. Several people with ties to the Proud Boys have been arrested following the siege on the Capitol.
Ingenuity helps Daytona Beach teacher stay in contact with students during coronavirus
"Getting to see their faces again has been so neat," Biggs said about the visits from his students and their parents. By offering his students families access to his backyard putting green, it gives him that chance to do one of his many duties as a teacher. Hes in constant contact with the parents of all 20 of his students through Microsoft Teams, a communication app designed for large groups of people. "Its hard, but you just have to stay on top of it and keep track of what theyre doing," said Biggs, 52. Stacey McMichael mom of Morgan, one of Biggs students said they were happy to ride their bikes over to his house as soon as they were invited.news-journalonline.com