Sentenced by ‘Trump-appointed’ judge Kelly, Enrique Tarrio to be released when he is 60
Washington: Enrique Tarrio, A former leader of the right-wing Proud Boys group, was sentenced on Tuesday to 22 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump trying to overturn his election defeat.
Tarrio, a Cuban-American from Miami, was given the longest sentence so far handed down in connection with the Jan. 6 riots despite not being present at the U.S. Capitol Building that day.
Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly to sentence Tarrio to 33 years behind bars, saying he helped direct the attack from Baltimore. Tarrio’s attorneys had asked for a substantially shorter sentence. Kelly last week sentenced another far-right Proud Boys leader, Ethan Nordean, to 18 years, less than the 27 years prosecutors had sought. Oath Keepers militia founder Stewart Rhodes in May was also sentenced to 18 years.
Tarrio, a former FBI informant, will be 60 when he is released from prison.
When Trump supporters defended Tarrio for his absence from the crime scene, there attention was drawn towards the law that calls for punishing conspirators:
And when they blamed the Biden administration for sentencing Enrique Tarrio to 22 years in prison for a riot he was not present at, they were informed that Judge Kelly was appointed during Trump’s presidency.
Judge Timothy J. Kelly was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in September 2017, months after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States.