The United States Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday indicted two heads of state from the far-right group Proud Boys in the January 6 attack on the Capitol to confirm the victory of then-elected President Joe Biden in the November 2020 election …
According to the New York Times newspaper, FBI agents have arrested two leaders of the group in Philadelphia and Carlina del Norte, who were indicted along with two other high-ranking Proud Boys officials in Florida and Washington.
Prosecutors accuse the group’s leaders in North Carolina and Philadelphia, Charles Donohoe and Zach Rehl, of conspiring to disrupt the agents’ activities on Capitol Hill and obstruct the confirmation of Biden’s victory.
The other two defendants are Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs, members of the Washington and Florida group who were previously charged on similar charges in the investigation into the Capitol attack, which killed five people.
United States intelligence services identified several dozen people belonging to one of the Proud Boys delegations during the attack. Former President Donald Trump gave a speech in front of the White House gate.
Proud Boys gained particular relevance during the presidential debates after Trump, who already suspected his theories on electoral fraud, thanked them for their support and recommended that they continue to wait for the election to develop. He later publicly condemned her, attributing his comments to a slip.