Jury chosen to hear Proud Boys Jan. 6 sedition trial

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FILE - Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio attends a rally in Portland, Ore., Aug. 17, 2019. Jury selection for the seditious conspiracy trial of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants will resume in early January after a holiday break. The judge presiding over the case against the far-right extremist group members questioned prospective jurors for a fifth day on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – A jury has been chosen for the seditious conspiracy trial of former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four other members of the far-right extremist group.

The defendants are charged with conspiring to stop the transfer of presidential power by attacking the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Jurors are expected to hear attorneys’ opening statements in Washington’s federal court on Wednesday.

In November, a jury convicted two leaders of another extremist group, the Oath Keepers, of seditious conspiracy.

Tarrio was the Proud Boys’ national chairman when a mob disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory over then-President Donald Trump.

The Proud Boys members on trial are from Florida, Washington state, Pennsylvania and New York.

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1/10/2023 7:49:41 AM (GMT -6:00)

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