Due to a Emergency emergency the sentencing of two former Proud Boys leaders was postponed.
D.C., August 30 – The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the sentencing hearings for two former Proud Boys leaders who were found guilty of seditious conspiracy and other offenses in connection with the assault on the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters on January 6, 2021, have been postponed.
The sentencing hearings will not go forward “due to an emergency,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
“We will share it when we have more information,” she continued.
Enrique Tarrio, the former head of the organization, was expected to receive a sentence of 33 years in prison, while Ethan Nordean, another former leader, was expected to receive a sentence of 27 years, according to the prosecution’s request to U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly.
These suggestions go beyond the harshest penalty imposed thus far for the assassination of the government’s seat by the previous president’s followers, including Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, who was given an 18-year sentence in May.
Attacking Congress was intended to prevent it from confirming Democratic President Joe Biden’s victory, which Trump erroneously says was the result of widespread fraud.
Trump presently has a commanding lead in the Republican primary to unseat Biden in 2024.