Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio (C) poses for a portrait at Delta Park throughout a rally on September 26, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photograph by Joshua Lott/The Washington Put up by way of Getty Photographs)
A US Justice of the Peace choose in Miami on Tuesday ordered that former Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio must be detained whereas he awaits trial on costs stemming from the riots on the US Capitol, a Justice Division spokesman for the US Lawyer’s workplace in Washington, D.C. confirmed.
The ruling got here a day after federal prosecutors filed a movement asking the choose to detain Tarrio, saying he poses a threat of flight and in addition a threat of obstructing justice within the case.
In a 21-page court docket submitting on Monday, the Justice Division stated it had damning encrypted messages between Tarrio and different Proud Boys who have been invited to take part in a brand new chapter Tarrio created in December 2020 referred to as the “Ministry of Self Protection” or “MOSD.”
Following the listening to, Tarrio’s legal professional Nayib Hassan advised reporters exterior the courtroom that Tarrio left Washington, D.C. on 5 January 2021 – a day earlier than the assault on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
“It is our estimation so far as what we have now reviewed proper now that the proof is weak,” Hassan stated.
He added that Tarrio will seem in court docket once more in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
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