U.S. seeks 33 years in prison for Proud Boys’ Tarrio in Jan. 6 attack


The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to sentence Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio to 33 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


Last month, Tarrio pleaded guilty to participating in the riot and destroying artifacts on Capitol grounds. He also admitted to entering the Capitol building without authorization. As part of his plea deal, Tarrio has agreed to cooperate with the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the attack.

The U.S. is requesting a sentence of 33 years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. The Justice Department also wants Tarrio to receive credit for time-served for the nine months he spent in jail while awaiting trial.

In a sentencing memo, prosecutors argued that the sentence should be a “severe punishment” that serves as a deterrent to others who might be considering similar acts. They noted that while Tarrio did not instigate or lead the attack, he participated in “disruptive and destructive behavior” to further his own political agenda.

Tarrio’s attorney is making the case for a reduced sentence, noting that the defendant never intended to hurt anyone and has expressed regret for his actions. They argue that Tarrio has already suffered from being jailed and socially demonized for the past nine months.

The court will make its decision on the sentencing at a later date.

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