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Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy over Jan. 6

Group leader Enrique Tarrio also faces charges.

Published: October 6, 2022 4:28pm

Updated: October 6, 2022 4:47pm

One of the leaders of the Proud Boys has pleaded guilty to charges of seditious conspiracy for his involvement in the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Jeremy Bertino, a North Carolina-based leader in the group, was one of several top members to face charges over the incident, according to Politico. He also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.

Group leader Enrique Tarrio also faces charges. The Department of Justice alleges that he created a "Ministry of Self Defense" in December of 2020 and attempted to forcefully stop the transfer of power from then-President Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden.

Bertino's plea comes amid the ongoing legal battle involving a separate pro-Trump group, the Oath Keepers, of which many members face similar charges.

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