Ethan Nordean was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol Attack in January 2021. Reports say the former Proud Boys leader was one of those who spearheaded the attack after the 2020 Presidential Election.Former Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol Attack on January 6, 2021. Reports say the former Proud Boys leader’s sentence measured up to the record for the longest prison term in connection with the attack.
According to Whitehurst, prosecutors called for the judge to sentence the former Proud Boys leader to 27 years. Specifically, Prosecutor Jason McCullough claimed that the former Proud Boys leader was the recognized leader of the far-right extremist group on the ground during the attack.
Charges Faced by Former Proud Boys Leader
According to Lee, the former Proud Boys leader was one of the several members of the group who was convicted after the attempt to prevent the transfer of power to U.S. President Joe Biden as a result of the 2020 Presidential Election.
Reports say the former Proud Boys leader was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other grave charges. Nonetheless, the former Proud Boys leader’s defense team opposed the idea that their client had more liability than the other members during the attack.
On September 5, former top leader Enrique Tarrio, the highest-profile member of Proud Boys, who was convicted after several months of trial, is scheduled to be sentenced. In addition, Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oathkeepers, another far-right group, was also sentenced to 18 years.