Justice Uses Civil War Era Charge Vs Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio

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At a glance

  • The Department of Justice is kicking off its third seditious conspiracy case related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday after a jury was chosen this week for the trial against Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four other members facing the rare Civil War-era charge.
  • Tarrio wasn’t in Washington on Jan. 6. Police had arrested him two days earlier on charges that he vandalized a Black Lives Matter banner at a historic Black church during a December 2020 protest. Tarrio left the nation’s capital on the eve of the riot.

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