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Judge sentences ex-Proud Boys leader Biggs to 17 years over US Capitol attack

Posted on AllSides August 31st, 2023
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A federal judge on Thursday sentenced former far-right Proud Boys leader Joseph Biggs to 17 years in prison, after a jury convicted him of seditious conspiracy for his role in storming the U.S. Capitol in a failed bid to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election defeat.

The sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly is below both U.S. sentencing guidelines and far less than the prison term sought by federal prosecutors.

Kelly said he was not "trying to minimize the violence" that occurred on Jan. 6, but he noted...

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