Proud Boy Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison For Involvement in January 6th Riot

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On Thursday, Proud Boy Joe Biggs reportedly received the second-highest punishment of everyone found guilty in connection with the Capitol attack: 17 years in jail.

Biggs was found guilty earlier this year of sedition and other major offenses after being charged with escorting members of the right-wing extremist group to the Capitol and conversing with the first rioter to scale police barricades minutes before he broke through.

The Florida Army veteran made his court appearance on Thursday while sporting an overgrowth beard, white undershirt, and thick-framed black glasses.

He was also sporting an orange prison-issued jumpsuit.

Speaking before the court, Biggs declared that he is tired of politics and that now the only organization he intends to continue participating in is his daughter’s PTA.

Ultimately, U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly added a terrorist enhancement to Biggs’ sentence.

Kelly justified the enhancement by pointing to Biggs’s efforts to get the rioters closer to their goal of stopping the certification of the 2020 election by tearing down a fence separating them from the Capitol.

Jason McCullough, an assistant US attorney, argued on Thursday that Biggs’s statements before and after the Capitol attack proved the necessity for a harsh sentencing.

Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers’ commander, received an 18-year prison term in May, which is the longest sentence associated with January 6 to date.

Biggs asked for a sentence of less than three years, or between 27 and 33 months in jail.

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