Washington – Leader of far right Proud Boys and four of in group members were indicted with a rebellious conspiracy stemming from their supposed planning for and participation in January 6 attack on US Capitol.
together with co-defendants Ethan Nordin, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rel and Dominic Pezzola are indicted of in collusion use force object to legal transfer of presidential power “preventing, hindering or delaying force performance of transfer laws of power”, according to A. grand The jury’s indictment was filed on Monday.
Five men have been previously accused on accusations of conspiracy and pleaded not guilty. indictment on monday adds even more a serious “rebellious” element in the graphs, although many of details in in new indictment previously asserted in initial allegations of conspiracy.
According to the indictment, in December 2020, Tarrio and members of the Proud Boys conspired to obstruct the count and stop it. of Electoral college vote on January 6. An unnamed person sent Tarrio a document titled “THE RETURN OF 1776”, which outlined a plan to take over several buildings. in Washington D.C. including congress office building.
Using encrypted messaging programs, the accused Proud Boys are accused of discussing them plans for rally and more. one member of in group allegedly asked on January 3, 2021, “What would they do if 1 million patriots also stormed the capital building. Shoot into the crowd? I don’t think so… They wouldn’t do anything because they can’t do anything.”
On the same day, according to the indictment documents, an unidentified person sent voice message in in group chat and accused of statement in part “B” main operating theatre should to be out in front of in house of representatives… to plan operations around the front door of Capitol buildingRel allegedly replied:good start.”
In court documents filed Monday night, Rela’s court-appointed lawyer Carmen Hernandez asked the judge overseeing her client’s case for permission for public comment on in new indictment with reference to the local court rules that restrict lawyers public information disclosure.
“Without adding a single factual statement in regard to Mr. Rehl, government filed a third replacement indictment today in real case, almost a year and a half after Mr. Rel was first charged and detained pending trial and just two months before the scheduled begin litigation,” the statement said. in part.
She later wrote, “The worst thing against Mr. Rel in that he tied himself with Proud Boys, a legitimate fraternal association as its right is protected by the First Amendment.”
Tarrio and his co-defendants second group be accused of seditious conspiracy. They are joinand other accused members of in group previously charged with the most serious criminal accusations in protracted investigation on 6 January.
Also on Monday, documentarian Nick Quested of Goldcrest Films confirmed to CBS News that he will testify at a House committee hearing on Thursday, Jan. 6. Quest followed Tarrio on January 5, 2021 and fixed the meeting with Tarrio and Oathkeeper leader Stuart Rhodes in DC hotel garage.