Former leaders of the extremist group, Biggs and Rehl, have been sentenced to 17 and 15 years in prison respectively. These are the second and third longest sentences given in connection to the attack the former members of the said extremist group so far.
The sentenced ex-leaders of the said extremist group are the organizer Joseph Biggs and leader Zachary Rehl.
The intention of ex-leaders’ of the extremist group was to disrupt the peaceful transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 presidential election.
Biggs and Rehl are the first members of the extremist group, Proud Boys that have been sentenced by Judge Timothy Kelly in the United States.
These members of the extremist group were convicted by a jury in May after a lengthy trial that revealed their support for false claims made by former President Trump regarding the 2020 election being stolen from him.
Three more extremist group members are set to appear before the same judge for sentencing.
Prosecutors have initially requested a 33-year prison sentence for the extremist group member, Biggs, CNN reports.
CNN added that they argued that Biggs and his co- extremist group members had been actively engaged in promoting political violence for years and aimed to alter the course of American history on that day.
This potential sentence is almost double the longest sentence given in relation to the attack done by the extremist group members.