Saturday, August 13

Enrique Tarrio of Proud Boys charged with conspiracy in Capitol attack

FBI agents arrested Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, former national chairman of extremist group the Proud Boys, in a dawn raid Tuesday in Florida on conspiracy charges in relation to the insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Tarrio, who will make his initial court appearance Tuesday, was named in a superseding indictment that includes five previously charged Proud Boys defendants.

The indictment is unusual because Tarrio was not present at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He was arrested two days prior to the insurrection on unrelated charges by Metropolitan DC police and was barred by a judge from protesting in the city on Jan. 6.

Tarrio was added as a defendant in an existing conspiracy case against five other members of the Proud Boys who allegedly attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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